Saturday, November 1, 2014

Good Economic News: Nearly 15,000 Jobs Announced!

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

In Iredell County, North Carolina, Harvest Garden Pro, LLC will open a facility and create 33 jobs. Congrats to economic developer, and proud new Dad, Robby Carney on a job well done.
In Stephens County, Georgia, washroom accessories maker GEM Southeast, Inc. will expand and add 30 employees.

In Ossian, Indiana, agricultural equipment maker HALDRUP, USA will open an operation and create 65 jobs.

Activate Healthcare, LLC, a medical services provider, will expand in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 203 jobs.

In Boone County, Indiana, food maker Skjodt-Barrett Foods will expand and hire 97 workers. Congrats to economic developer Molly Whitehead.

Food retailer Teriyaki Madness will expand and add 150 jobs.

In Senatobia, Mississippi, snack food maker Calbee North America will open a facility and hire 254 people.

In Covington, Kentucky, cold storage provider United States Cold Storage will expand and create 63 jobs.

Auto maker Hengst of North America, Inc. will expand in Camden, South Carolina, creating 20 jobs.

In Kinston, North Carolina, polymer maker DuPont will expand and hire 18 workers.

In Greenville, Mississippi, Mars Foods North America will expand and add 25 workers.

Lippert Components Manufacturing, Inc., a maker of recreational vehicle components, will expand in Sterling Heights, Michigan, creating 102 jobs.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, Weekends Only Furniture Outlet will open and hire 40 people.

In Hall County, Georgia, tractor maker Kubota Manufacturing of America will expand and create 650 jobs.

TSE International, a maker of tension-stringing equipment, will expand in Shreveport, Louisiana, creating 30 jobs.

Emerging Threats Pro, LLC, an intelligence provider, will expand in Hamilton County, Indiana, creating 84 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Tim Monger.

In North Charleston, South Carolina, APAC Customer Service will expand and add 200 employees.

In Fayette County, Kentucky, engine remanufacturer SRC of Lexington, Inc. will expand and create 50 jobs.

Recreational vehicle maker KZRV, LLP will expand in LaGrange County, Indiana, adding 125 workers.

In Cabarrus County, North Carolina, battery systems maker Alevo Group will expand and hire 470 workers, possibly growing to 6,000.

Hair care provider SportClips will expand and create 300 jobs companywide.

In Orland, Indiana, fishing lure maker LureCraft Fisherman’s Shop will expand and hire 91 people.

In Detroit, Michigan, custom manufacturer Oakland Stamping, LLC will expand and create 100 jobs.

In LA Porte, Indiana, Plastic Package will locate an operation and hire 19 people.

Custom Manufacturer Patheon will expand in Pitt County, North Carolina, creating 488 jobs.

Auto component maker Dynax America will expand in Botetourt County, Virginia, creating 75 jobs.

In Durham, North Carolina, Argos Therapeutics will expand and add 236 employees.

In Evansville, Indiana, child nutrition company Mead Johnson will expand and hire 14 people.

Die maker AWEBA Group will open a facility in Laurens County, Georgia, creating 52 jobs.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, consumer review service provider Angie’s List will expand and add 800 jobs.

Hotel and hospitality company Marriott will expand and add 4,952 jobs companywide.

Seed corn producer Syngenta has expanded in Phillips, Nebraska and will add 187 workers.

In Rockdale and DeKalb Counties, Georgia, Acuity Brands, a lighting maker, will expand and hire 700 people.

Union Pacific will open a rail yard in Robertson County, Texas, creating 200 jobs.

Coatings maker Thermal Spray Technologies will expand in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, creating 200 jobs.

W.S. Badcock Corporation, a furniture retailer, will open a distribution center in LaGrange, Georgia, creating 100 jobs.

In Fulton County, Georgia, Walmart will open a distribution center and create 400 jobs.

Agricultural products maker CTB, Inc. will expand in Kosciusko County, Indiana, creating 80 jobs.

Hankook Tire will open a production facility in Clarksville, Tennessee, hiring 1,800 people.

In St. Louis, Missouri, Boeing will expand its composites facility, creating 700 jobs.

Tile maker Mannington Mills will expand in Morgan County, Georgia, adding 200 jobs.

In Birmingham, Alabama, specialty services provider Steris Corporation will open a new headquarters, creating 100 jobs.

In Wabash County, Indiana, lens coating provider Midwest Eye Consultants, PC will open a facility and hire 31 people.

Furniture maker Villa International will open a production facility in Belmont, Mississippi, creating 75 jobs.

In Kansas City, Missouri, freight broker XPO Logistics will open an office and hire 125 people.

In Wilson County, North Carolina, auto industry supplier Linamar Corporation will expand and hire 125 people.

Westlake Chemical will expand in Sulpher, Louisiana, creating 25 jobs.

Lighting maker Focal Point will expand in Chicago, Illinois, creating 50 jobs.

Total Jobs Announcements: 14,934

Jim Walton
Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Branding // Marketing Communications // Public Relations
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