Friday, January 2, 2015

Good Economic News - Over 8,000 New Jobs!

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

In Charlotte, North Carolina, financial giant Wells Fargo will expand and add 83 workers.

In Boone County, Indiana, IT firm Smart IT will open and create 85 jobs. Congrats to economic developer and Brand Acceleration client Molly Whitehead on a job well done.

Food maker Archer Daniels Midland will open in Erlanger, Kentucky, creating 200 jobs.

In Sherman, Texas, Renew Blue Industries will open a recycling facility and hire 100 people.

In Laurens County, South Carolina, packaging products maker CCL Label DES will expand and create 98 jobs.

At three locations in Michigan, electric motor maker Brose New Boston, Inc. will expand and add 475 workers.

In Plantersville, Mississippi, furniture maker OptimComfort, Inc. will open and hire 70 people.

In Bluffton, Indiana, electric motor maker Bluffton Motor Works will expand and add 70 workers.

In Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Mid-Continent Nail Corporation will expand and create 91 jobs.

Transportation industry products maker Hubner Manufacturing Corporation will expand and hire 50 people in Charleston County, South Carolina.

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Honeywell will expand and add 60 workers.

E-commerce provider Memory Ventures will open in Fishers, Indiana, creating 134 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Tim Gropp.

In Beloit, Wisconsin, Chicago Fittings will open and hire 20 people.

Tosaf USA, a maker of advanced polymers, will open in Gaston County, North Carolina, creating 75 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Donny Hicks.

In Venore, Tennessee, Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing USA, Inc. will expand and add 150 workers.

In Louden County, Virginia, medical device maker K2M Group Holdings, Inc. will expand and add 97 workers.

Limestone Quarrier Indiana Limestone Company will expand in Oolitic and Bloomington, Indiana, creating 75 jobs.

In Iowa, soybean processor Ag Processing, Inc. will expand and hire 20 workers.

In Calcasieu, Louisiana, Venture Global LNG will open a liquefied natural gas facility and hire 100 people.

In Putnam County, Indiana, Scorpion Protective Coatings, Inc. will expand and create 25 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Bill Dory.

Safety Training Services, Inc. a training firm, will expand in Lake County, Indiana, creating 16 jobs.

Packaging maker Sigma Packaging, LLC will expand in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, creating 43 jobs.

In Clinton, Tennessee, 3M Company will locate a facility and create 100 jobs.

In Columbus, Ohio, online retailer, will open a fulfillment center and hire 40 people.

Plastics maker Suburban Plastics will expand in Grenada, Mississippi, creating 60 jobs.

In Augusta County, Virginia, heat exchanger maker Provides Metalmeccanica SrL will open and hire 45 people.

Industrial contractor Reinicke Athens, Inc. will open in Laurens County, South Carolina, creating 30 jobs.

In Coldwater, Michigan, pork processing firm Clemens Food Group will open and hire 800 people.

Healthcare company Cardinal Health will expand in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 85 jobs.

In Oxford, Mississippi, mortgage technology provider FNC, Inc. will open and hire 310 employees.

Machining company UPS Midstream will open in Jena, Louisiana, creating 95 jobs.

In Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, consulting firm TruBridge will open and hire 100 workers.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, insurance provider Conner Insurance, Inc. will expand and create 23 jobs.

In Greenwood County, South Carolina, wood pellet maker Portucel, SA will open and create 70 jobs.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, electronic heath record provider iSALUS will expand and add 136 employees.

Lear Corporation, an auto component supplier, will expand in Portage, Indiana, creating 96 jobs.

In Jackson, Tennessee, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama, LLC will expand and hire 35 people.

Coatings maker Mankiewicz Coatings, LLC will expand in Charleston, South Carolina, creating 15 jobs.

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Iowa Brewing Company will open and hire 16 people.

Automotive supplier M-TEK will open in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, creating 100 jobs.

IT provider CloudBlue will expand in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 50 jobs.

In Wake County, North Carolina, Overland Contracting, Inc., an engineering and construction firm, will open and hire 89 people.

At two locations in Michigan, robotic assembly line maker The Paslin Company will open in Harris County, Georgia, hiring 90 people.

In Fargo, North Dakota, business services provider Integreon will expand and hire 100 people.

Healthcare provider Edmedics LLC will expand in Louisville, Kentucky, creating 17 jobs.

In Spencer, Iowa, Simonsen Iron Works will open and hire 28 people.

Real estate firm Kite Realty Group will expand and hire 69 people in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Materials handling company Coperion Corporation will expand in Wythe County, Virginia, creating 22 jobs.

In Ponchtoula, Louisiana, Elmer Chocolate Manufacturing will expand and create 20 jobs.

Logistics services provider Hyundai Glovis Georgia will open in Harris County, Georgia, hiring 190 people.

Software provider Adminovate, Inc. will expand and create 81 jobs in Philadelphis, Pennsylvania.

In Bowling Green, Kentucky, brake maker Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake will open and hire 75 workers.

Mining equipment maker Deister Machine Company will expand in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 110 jobs.

In Minden, Nebraska, Royal Engineered Composites will expand and hire 30 workers.

In Warsaw, Kentucky, pet food maker FreshChoice Complete Diet Products will open and hire 22 people.

Grain Processing Corporation, a maker of corn products, will expand in Washington, Indiana, creating 16 jobs.

In South Bend, Indiana, molded rubber products maker South Bend Modern Molding will expand and hire 80 people.

In Clark County, Indiana, NIBCO, Inc., a maker of valves and fittings, will expand and add 40 workers.

Retailer Target Corporation  will open a fulfillment center in Memphis, Tennessee, creating 400 jobs.

In Livonia, Michigan, insurance technology firm David Corporation will expand and hire 26 people.

Wood products maker Cox Industries, Inc. will expand and hire 60 people in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

IT services provider Thomas Automation Management LLC will expand in Carroll County, Virginia, creating 15 jobs.

In Middlebury, Indiana, trailer maker Grand Design RV will expand and create 330 jobs.

Power distribution maker Universal Electric Corporation will expand in Washington County, Pennsylvania, creating 300 jobs.

Auto components maker Haring will open a facility in Hartwell, Georgia, creating 800 jobs.

Fresh produce distributor Castellini Group will open in Clayton County, Georgia, creating 300 jobs.

Kindred Healthcare will expand and hire 500 people in Louisville, Kentucky.

Total Jobs Announcements: 8,153

Jim Walton
Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Branding // Marketing Communications // Public Relations
Indianapolis, Indiana:
Office: 317.536.6255
Cell: 317.523.7380


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