Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Good Economic News

Here are just a few of the recent jobs announcements that have crossed my desk in recent weeks.

In Gallatin, Tennessee, pigment maker American Colors, Inc. will build a facility and hire 31 people.

In Elmendorf, Texas. Alamo Tube Company will open a new operation and create 200 jobs.

In Kansas City, Missouri, e-commerce company will open a distribution center, creating 40 jobs.

UGN, Inc., a supplier of auto components, will expand in Porter County, Indiana, adding 14 employees.

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Canada Metal, Ltd., a maker of marine and industrial products, will open a new operation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, hiring 70 people.

In Boone County, Indiana, baked goods maker Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC will open a facility and hire 219 people. Congrats to Brand Acceleration client Boone County Economic Development Corporation.

Building products supplier Superior Truss & Panel, Inc. will open a facility in Lake County, Indiana, creating 52 jobs.

In Clearwater, Florida, GE Energy Management will open a facility and employ 250 people.

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers will triple its plant capacity in Moses Lake, Washington, adding 120 employees.

In Baird, Mississippi, Moon River Foods will locate a fish processing operation, creating 100 jobs.

Concrete distributor SpecChem will open a facility in Dorchester County, South Carolina, creating 50 jobs.

Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide will add 5,500 employees companywide.

Fiberglass products maker Valmiera Glass will locate in Dublin, Georgia, creating 150 jobs.

In DesMoines, Iowa, American Republic Insurance will expand and create 146 jobs.

In Union County, South Carolina, department store retailer Belk, Inc. will expand and create 20 jobs.

In Port Huron, Michigan, auto components maker Eissmann Group Automotive will open a new operation and hire 233 people.

In Atlanta, Georgia, DRAX Biomass will open a new headquarters and hire 50 people.

Auto components maker SL Tennessee will open a new operation in Clinton, Tennessee, creating 1,000 jobs.

Information technology firm GadellNet Consulting Services, LLC will expand in St. Louis, Missouri and hire 30 people.

In Sioux City, Iowa, refrigerated warehouse owner Cloverleaf Cold Storage Company will open a new facility and add 13 jobs.

In Darlington County, South Carolina, Rogers Brothers Farm will open a peanut facility, creating 30 jobs.

Retailer Hand & Stone Message and Facial will expand and hire 280 people.

In the Town of Pulaski, Virginia, siding maker Hardie Building Products, Inc. will expand and hire 69 people.

In West Louisville, Kentucky, Against the Grain will open a brewery and hire 20 people.

In Georgia, Domtar Personal Care will expand and create 25 jobs.

Spectra Group, Inc., a financial services provider, will open an office in Charlotte, North Carolina, creating 250 jobs.

Rental provider Illini Hi-Reach, Inc. will open a new headquarters in Crown Point, Indiana, adding 13 employees.

In Tonawanda, New York, Praxair, Inc. will expand and create 22 jobs.

In Bryan County, Georgia, West Penn Testing Group, a material testing service provider, will locate and hire 70 people.

In Troy, Michigan, automotive lighting provider H.A. Automotive Systems, Inc. will establish its headquarters, creating 368 jobs.

In El Paso and Austin, Texas, financial services provider Charles Schwab will open a facility and create 1,200 jobs.

In Tippecanoe County, Indiana, food and beverage supplier Tate & Lyle will expand and create 10 jobs.

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing will expand in Dorchester County, South Carolina, adding 150 workers.

Trucking firm Barefoot Carriers will expand in Ripley, Mississippi, creating 25 jobs.

In Cartersville, Georgia, textile maker Beaulieu International Group will open a headquarters, creating 350 jobs.

Core Health & Fitness, LLC, a maker of exercise equipment, will open an operation in Grayson County, Virginia, hiring 250 people.

Buffalo Wings and Rings will expand and hire 300 people companywide.

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volkswagen Group will expand and add 2,000 workers.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, packaging maker Sealed Air Corporation will open its headquarters, creating 1,262 jobs.

YanFeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, Inc. a maker of interior trim products, will expand in Harrison Township, Michigan, creating 519 jobs.

In Kansas City, Missouri, ECCO Select, a consulting firm, will expand and hire 96 people.

Flooring products maker Mohawk Industries will upgrade its Spartanburg County, South Carolina facility and hire 20 people.

In Boyd County, Kentucky, EN Engineering will expand and create 80 jobs.

CPM Acquisitions Corp, a maker of particle preparation equipment, will expand in Waterloo, Iowa and hire 1 person.

Advisory services provider CEB will open a new headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, hiring 800 people.

Wood products company Quality Sales, LLC will expand in Nappannee, Indiana, adding 25 employees.

Business services provider Liberty-Source PBC will open a facility in Ft. Monroe, Virginia, creating 596 jobs.

In Worth County, Iowa, New Heavan Chemicals, Inc. will open a new operation and hire 16 people.

Food packaging products provider Dart Container Corporation will expand in Hart County, Kentucky, adding 30 workers.

Yuhuang Chemical will open a methanol facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana, hiring 400 workers.

In Charlston County, South Carolina, Senior Aerospace AMT will open a new facility and hire 60 people.

In Fishers, Indiana, consumer products company Jarden Corporation will open an office and distribution center, creating 300 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Tim Gropp.

Document management firm Data Dimensions will open a data center in Mr. Sterling, Kentucky, creating 100 jobs.

Automotive interior trim maker Magna Interior Trim will expand in St. Clair and Benzie Counties, Michigan, creating 169 jobs.

In Gallatin, Tennessee, auto components provider ABC Group, Inc. will expand and create 230 jobs.

Brinly-Hardy Company, a maker of lawn and garden equipment, will expand in Clark County, Indiana, creating 30 jobs.

In Calhoun County, Michigan, brake products maker Brembo North America, Inc. will open a new facility and hire 254 people.

In Carroll County, Virginia, Vanguard Furniture will open a facility and hire 200 people.

Steel plate maker JMS Russel Metals will expand in Jackson, Tennessee, creating 26 jobs.

In Rice Lake, Wisconsin, weighing products maker Rice Lake Weighing Systems will build a new facility and hire 57 people.

Firewood producer B&K Wood Products, LLC will expand in Madisonville, Kentucky, adding 39 workers.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, home improvement retailer Lowe’s will open a call center and hire 1,000 workers.

Total Jobs Announcements: 19,776

Jim Walton
Brand Acceleration, Inc.
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