Relocations and Expansions - Summer 2020


John Soules breaks ground on Alabama plant expansion
Construction on the new John Soules Foods facility in Valley, Ala., has begun. The $151 million project will be broken into three phases and will result in the hiring of more than 500 people in Chambers County. John Soules Foods, which is based in Tyler, Texas, produces beef and chicken products.

Steelmaker spending $500 million in Mobile County
ArcelorMittal announced its plans to build an electric arc furnace steel-making facility at its AM/NS Calvert mill as part of a $500 million expansion project in Alabama. Construction is expected to take 24 months, and the new facility is anticipated to create 200 jobs. The project is expected to create 500 construction jobs.

Bonnie Plants relocates HQ to Opelika
Bonnie Plants, a leading brand of live vegetable and herb plants for home gardeners, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Union Springs to Opelika. The family-owned company, which started in 1918, plans to hire 60 associates.

JELD-WEN expands Alabama manufacturing plant
JELD-WEN, which is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, plans to expand production at its plant in Wedowee, Ala. The project is expected to create up to 40 new jobs at the facility in Randolph County. Over the next six to nine months, up to $500,000 in new equipment will be installed to aid in the assembly of patio doors at the Alabama plant.

Wood pellet plant under construction in rural Alabama
Alabama Pellets, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Renewable Energy, has chosen Demopolis for a $95 million wood pellet plant. The Canadian manufacturer will initially hire 45.

ALDI locating new HQ and distribution center in South Alabama
ALDI U.S. will build a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Ala. The $100 million project will create 200 jobs.

New plant slated for South Alabama
Incoa Performance Minerals is investing $110 million in a new manufacturing plant in Theodore, Ala. The company makes calcium carbonate. The deal will create 74 jobs.

Dollar General opens facility in Montgomery
Dollar General has opened a 450,000-square-foot DG Fresh cold storage facility in Montgomery. The project will support 1,500 stores through the company’s Fresh initiative. The $26 million deal has created 65 jobs.

FedEx Ground to build $40 million facility in Birmingham, Ala.
Construction is ongoing on a $40.6 million FedEx Ground distribution center that is expected to create 285 jobs within three years of its completion. The 300,000-square-foot building will sit on a 46-acre site that is mostly situated in Birmingham and partially in Bessemer.

Teledyne Brown Engineering to expand in Alabama
Teledyne Brown Engineering is expanding its Huntsville facility for the third time. The project will create up to 100 new jobs.

Healthcare manufacturer announces large Alabama expansion
SiO2 Materials Science will invest $163 million in its Auburn facilities after capturing a large contract to supply the federal government with vials and syringes for its battle against the coronavirus. The project will create 220 new jobs.

Coronavirus creates big deal in Alabama
Medical Industries of the Americas is adding 400 new jobs at its Alabama plant in Eufaula. The company makes medical supplies such as PPE and surgical supplies.



Ammo plant to expand in Arkansas
The Fiocchi Group’s American subsidiary based in Missouri plans to expand its ammunition manufacturing plant in Little Rock. The company will add 57 jobs and spend $15 million.

Amazon to establish first fulfillment center in Little Rock
Amazon is locating a new fulfillment center at the Port of Little Rock. The center will house 1,000 workers.

Amazon plans facility in Maumelle, Ark.
Amazon will open a delivery station in Maumelle later this year that will result in the creation of “dozens” of full- and part-time jobs.

Koppers to invest $23 million in expansion
Koppers, a provider of treated wood products, will invest at least $23 million and increase the number of workers at its North Little Rock facility.

Pharmaceutical maker expands in Arkansas
Little Rock-based SCA Pharmaceuticals, a maker of compound drugs, will move into the former Southwest Airlines reservation center at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field. The deal will create 175 jobs.

Gerber investing in Arkansas plant
Gerber Products Company, a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., is adding a new line at its plant in Fort Smith, Ark. The company is investing $30 million and adding 50 full-time jobs.



Streamline Boats coming to Pensacola, Fla.
The Pensacola City Council has approved the initial 10-year lease for the center console manufacturer that currently builds 26-, 34- and 45-foot models at its Hialeah, Fla., facility. “There’s a market up there for our product,” Streamline owner Ozzie Sanchez said in May. “Our 26-foot and our 34-foot (boats) are a very marketable boat in the Panhandle. And we’re also looking for a labor force. There’s a qualified labor force in that area.” The company plans to invest more than $1 million and will create 45 jobs within its first few years of operation.

Lots of solar power being built in Northeast Florida
Solar farms are now being built at several sites in Northeast Florida. The solar projects are being installed in St. Johns, Baker, Clay, Nassau and Union counties. The five projects are expected to create 500 permanent jobs and 1,200 construction jobs.

Amazon announces new fulfillment center in Florida
It seems like Amazon announces four or five 1,000-job deals each quarter in the South. That continues to be the case in the summer 2020 quarter. The e-commerce giant said it will launch a new facility in Temple Terrace, Fla., in the Tampa MSA. The deal will create 750 jobs. Amazon is also planning a new delivery station in Lutz, which is expected to open in 2021.

West Virginia company to locate plant in Florida
Flying W Plastics will invest $8 million in a plant in Jacksonville. The company makes piping used in a variety of industries. The deal will create 28 new jobs.

Aluminum manufacturer to build new can factory
Florida Can Manufacturing announced in the summer quarter it will build a new $120 million can factory in Winter Haven, Fla. The plant will house 160 workers.

Three hundred new jobs for Jax
Coral Gables-based Synergy Technologies, a global IT and consulting firm, intends to add 300 jobs over four years as it expands its Jacksonville, Fla., presence. The company will invest $1.4 million into its facility.



HelloFresh bringing 750 jobs to Coweta County, Ga.
Meal kit company HelloFresh will establish its first Southeastern U.S. distribution facility in Newnan, bringing more than 750 jobs to Coweta County. The company, which is based in Berlin, Germany, has seen demand increase dramatically with the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Korean manufacturer coming to Georgia
Zinus, an e-commerce mattress company, will invest $108 million to develop its first North American advanced manufacturing facility in McDonough, Ga. The company plans to create 804 jobs in Henry County.

Ten-million-dollar baked goods complex headed for Atlanta
Coffee Café Bakery will invest nearly $10 million in building a state-of-the-art production facility in Atlanta. The company plans to hire 70 additional associates in Fulton County. Coffee Café Bakery’s new 31,150-square-foot facility will include production lines and equipment for baked goods.

Mattress maker chooses Georgia
Purple Innovation, a manufacturer of mattresses, has chosen Henry County, Ga., for its U.S. manufacturing facility. The $21 million plant will bring 360 jobs to the county south of Atlanta.

Boat maker adding jobs in South Georgia
Orion Boatworks will create 120 new jobs in Valdosta, Ga. The company is moving into an existing facility with the $3.5 million deal.

Frito-Lay expanding in Georgia
Frito-Lay will invest $200 million in its Perry, Ga., snack plant. The deal will create 120 jobs. The plant has operated in Perry for over 30 years.

Online thrift store adding 700 jobs in Gwinnett County
A company that takes thrift and consignment shopping online plans to add 700 new jobs in Gwinnett County. The jobs  at online clothing reseller ThredUp’s 270,000-square-foot distribution center in the Suwanee area are part of a $28.7 million investment by the company. ThredUp originally announced a Gwinnett distribution center in 2016.

Shaw expands plant in Ringgold, Ga.
Shaw Industries, one of the world’s largest carpet manufacturers, will invest $20 million to expand in Ringgold. The company also plans to expand its SPC (stone plastic composite) manufacturing plant early next year as part of a phased expansion expected to create 55 new jobs at the facility that currently has 240 workers.

BASF plans $70 million expansion of seed plant
German chemicals and materials firm BASF is committing $70 million to expand its seed treatment formulations plant in Sparks, Ga.

Zillow chooses Atlanta for Southeastern hub
Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on the web, will establish its Southeastern hub in metro Atlanta. The company plans to bring 200 jobs to the area.



Snack maker to open plant in Kentucky
Wilde Brands, a maker of snack chips from chicken meat, is adding a facility in Winchester, Ky. The $9 million deal will create 50 jobs.

Amazon creating 1,750 jobs in Louisville region
Amazon announced in the summer it will create 1,750 temporary and full-time jobs in the Louisville MSA. The Seattle-based company said the hiring spree is in response to the surge in demand for products during the COVID-19 crisis.

FedEx hiring 700 in Northern Kentucky
FedEx is adding 700 workers at its warehouse operations in Northern Kentucky. The company states the reason for the expansion is the growth of e-commerce as a result of the coronavirus.

Call center hiring 600 in Kentucky
Senture, a call center operation, is adding 600 jobs at its facility in Laurel County, Ky. Senture President and CEO Chris Deaton says about 90 percent of its employees are working from home.

Dollar General plans Kentucky distribution center and cold storage hub
Dollar General plans to expand its operations in the Bluegrass State adding a distribution center in Walton and a DG Fresh cold storage facility in Bowling Green. The $65 million Walton distribution facility is expected to employ 250 and serve 800 stores. The Walton complex is expected to create an additional 50 DG Private Fleet positions.

GE Appliances expanding in Kentucky
GE Appliances is investing $62 million in its complex at Louisville’s Appliance Park. The investment will create 260 jobs.

Hemp processing plant slated for rural Kentucky
Shyne Labs, a hemp processor, will invest $9 million in a new facility in Simpson, Ky. The deal is expected to create 60 jobs.

HVAC Distributing to hire 175 for second Kentucky location
HVAC Distributing plans to create 175 full-time jobs in Graves County as it purchases a speculative building for a second location in the Hickory Industrial Park. The project represents a $7 million investment.



Company investing in Louisiana
Cabot Corporation is investing $90 million and creating 380 construction jobs at its facility in Ville Platte, La. The facility makes carbon black, a material used in tires and other rubber products.

Education software company to relocate HQ to Louisiana
Specialty software development firm SchoolMint is relocating its headquarters and operations from Miami and New York to Lafayette, La. The company announced plans to create 178 jobs.

Another Amazon expansion in the South
Amazon Logistics is expanding its delivery station in Baton Rouge. The project is expected to hire hundreds.

Corrugated packaging manufacturer to expand Louisiana plant
Hood Container announced it would invest $50 million in its facility in St. Francisville. The deal will improve production and retain 300 jobs.

Chemical transport company opens in Geismar
The Tennessee-based chemical transportation company Highway Transport has opened its $12.5 million flagship service center in Geismar. The facility will create 36 jobs in the next year, eventually growing to 150.



Military vehicle manufacturer adding jobs in Mississippi
Navistar Defense is expanding its plant in West Point, Miss. The company is investing $8 million and adding 500 new jobs.

Ashley Furniture expands again in Mississippi
In the summer quarter, Ashley Furniture expanded its facilities in Verona and Saltillo, Miss. The company has thrived in rural Mississippi for years, employing more than 3,000 workers in North Mississippi. This $22 million deal will create 130 more jobs.

Amazon adding jobs at North Mississippi hub
Amazon has started hiring for its new fulfillment center in Olive Branch, Miss. The giant e-commerce company will hire 500 to start.

Jackson County fishing for new business
American Baitworks will soon be moving into a new facility in Jackson County. The headcount of 50 existing employees is expected to grow to 100 to manufacture lures, rods and accessories. Another great catch for the county: Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, which designs and makes marine propellers, is undergoing a $31 million expansion that will also add jobs.

Steel components maker expands in Mississippi
Steel components manufacturer and supplier Samuel Roll Form Group will invest $6.9 million on an addition to its current facility in Iuka. The project is expected to create 30 new jobs by spring 2021.

Manufacturer is reopening plant in Mississippi
Crown Cork & Seal, a manufacturer of beverage, aerosol and food packaging, is reopening a plant in Batesville. The deal will create 60 jobs.

Big investment on Mississippi Coast
Calgon Carbon, a manufacturer of activated carbon products, is investing $185 million at its plant in Hancock County. The deal will create 38 jobs.

FedEx to hire almost 500 in North Mississippi
As a result of increased e-commerce demand from the pandemic, FedEx Ground will hire 480 at its facility in Olive Branch.

Timber mill expanding
Vicksburg Forest Products, a producer of Southern Yellow Pine lumber, is investing $40 million to expand its mill in Vicksburg, and create 60 jobs.

General Atomics adding jobs in Northeast Mississippi
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems is expanding its plant in Lee County, Miss. The supplier to the Department of Defense will invest $39 million to increase capacity at its facility. The deal will create 125 new jobs.



Big deal in Missouri
In the summer quarter, online pet product retailer Chewy announced plans to open a new e-commerce facility in Belton, Mo. The project is expected to create 1,200 new jobs.

Transformer manufacturer to move into Missouri
WEG Transformers, a maker of electric motors and transformers, is opening a plant in Washington, Mo. The $16 million deal will create 64 jobs.

Armstrong expanding in Missouri
Armstrong World Industries will invest nearly $8 million to expand its wood ceiling and wall facility in Marshfield. Plans call for adding 50,000 square feet to manufacturing, warehouse and office space. The expansion is expected to create nearly 130 jobs.



Furniture maker creating 200 new jobs in North Carolina
A new East Coast furniture factory for Prepac Manufacturing in Guilford County will create 201 new jobs. The ready-to-assemble-furniture company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, plans to invest $27.1 million in a new 260,000-square-foot factory in Whitsett.

Amazon to hire 3,000 in North Carolina
Amazon is hiring thousands at it new fulfillment center in Garner, N.C. The new hires will work alongside robotics technology in the facility.

Fintech expands in Charlotte
Retirement Clearinghouse, a national name in retirement plan services, will invest more than $4 million to expand its headquarters and corporate office in Charlotte. The company plans to create 300 jobs.

Dansons selects North Carolina for distribution hub
Dansons, a global manufacturer of consumer goods, will invest $27.7 million to locate a distribution center in Fayetteville, N.C. The company plans to hire 118 associates in Cumberland County. The company’s product line includes wood pellet fuel, grilling accessories, smokers and pellet grills.

Big deal near Charlotte
GoldenHome International, a maker of cabinetry, is investing $86 million in a new North American headquarters in Concord, N.C. The deal will create 257 jobs.

Biotech company to add 200 jobs in Durham
Durham has landed another gene-therapy jobs expansion after the state offered incentives to Boston-based Beam Therapeutics. The three-year-old company plans to build an $83 million bio-manufacturing facility in Durham that could employ more than 200.

Gaston County lands another deal
GNT USA, a natural food coloring processor, is investing $30 million in a new facility in Gaston County. The company is the U.S. subsidiary of Netherlands-based GNT International. The $30 million project will create 40 jobs.

Boat builder adding jobs in Eastern North Carolina
World Cat, a maker of outboard powered catamarans, is expanding its plant in Pitt County. The $8.8 million deal will create 60 jobs.

Tissue maker bringing jobs to North Carolina
Select Products Holdings, a maker of tissue products, is investing $4 million in Vance County. The deal will create 73 jobs.

Modular home builder to expand in North Carolina
Fleetwood Homes, a maker of modular homes, is expanding in Rocky Mount. The $2.1 million expansion will create 60 jobs.

Hanesbrands rehiring workers in North Carolina
After laying off workers due to the coronavirus, Hanesbrands has rehired many of them over the summer. The company dipped to about 75 workers at its distribution center in High Point, but now about 450 have been rehired.



Spanish aerospace company establishes HQ in Oklahoma City
Spain-based Skydweller Aero, a maker of renewable powered aircraft, is locating its headquarters and engineering operations in Oklahoma City. The company plans to create 120 jobs.

Amazon: 1,500 workers for Oklahoma
Amazon is hiring 1,500 workers at its 600,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Owasso, Okla. The project is the largest new employer in Tulsa MSA history.

Construction begins on “super plant” in Tulsa
Green Bay Packaging is planning to triple its footprint by building a new 550,000-square-foot corrugator facility in Tulsa County. The facility will replace its existing 180,000-square-foot factory in Creek County.

California manufacturer to relocate to Oklahoma
PAS MRO, a bearing component repair and overhaul for the aviation industry, is relocating its plant from California to Bristow. The $3.2 million deal will create 37 jobs.

Costco to add jobs at new operations center in Oklahoma City
Retailer Costco is adding over 1,500 jobs at a new operations center in Oklahoma City.



Adidas warehouse to hire 500 in Spartanburg, S.C.
Spartanburg’s Adidas warehouse plans to hire more than 500 new warehouse workers, order processors and fulfillment team members at its facility in Spartanburg.

Agribusiness center to create over 1,500 jobs
The $314 million Agriculture Technology Campus in Hampton County, S.C., will build massive greenhouses to grow pesticide-free fruits and vegetables.. The 1,000-acre facility will create 1,547 jobs.

Wood pellet plant landing in Florence County
Newly formed Effingham Pellets, a subsidiary of Charles Ingram Lumber Company, will invest $5.4 million and hire 10 as it establishes operations in Florence County.

South Korean manufacturer chooses South Carolina
KRA Operations — a subsidiary of South Korea-based Kirin Precision Co. — will invest $11.5 million to establish its first U.S. operations in Newberry County, S.C. The facility is expected to hire 57 to perform metal stamping and injection molding processes to serve existing South Carolina customers

Distribution company chooses Greenville County
JIDA Industrial Solutions, which specializes in intelligent material handling, and its third-party logistics subsidiary, Global Trade Logistics, plan to establish operations in Greenville County. The $4.5 million investment will create 78 new jobs over the next five years.

Pharmaceutical firm investing over $200 million in South Carolina operations
Nephron Pharmaceuticals is investing $215 million in its Lexington County operations as it embarks on developing generic inhalation solutions related to the coronavirus. The project is expected to add 380 jobs.

Pool manufacturer to establish operations in South Carolina
Leisure Pools and Spas North America, maker of in-ground pools, is opening a plant in Marion County, S.C. The $6.1 million project will create 200 jobs.

Walmart to build large distribution center in South Carolina
Arkansas-based Walmart announced in the summer it will build a $220 million distribution center in Dorchester County, S.C., near Ridgeville, where Volvo has an assembly plant. The 3-million-square-foot facility will house 1,000 workers.

Metal fabricator to grow in Anderson
Sargent Metal, a custom metal fabrication company based in Anderson, S.C., is investing $9.5 million into its operations. The deal will create 50 jobs.

Bottler to expand in South Carolina
Beverage bottler Refresco is expanding in Greer, S.C. The company is expected to add 40 jobs.

Loctek plans plant in Manning, S.C.
Loctek, a manufacturer of ergonomic office products such as height adjustable desks, will invest $5 million to establish operations in Manning, S.C. The project is expected to create 10 new jobs.



Packaging manufacturer selects Chattanooga
Southern Champion Tray will expand operations in Chattanooga by investing $84.9 million in a new facility there that will convert paperboard into packaging products. The company will create more than 120 new jobs in Hamilton County over the next five years.

Facebook invests in Tennessee
Construction is underway at Facebook’s new $800 million data center in Gallatin, Tenn. The 982,000-square-foot facility will house about 100 workers and the project will create 1,100 construction jobs.

Randstad hiring 400 for Tennessee Whirlpool facility
Hiring consultant Randstad is looking to hire more than 400 remote, full-time customer service jobs for the Whirlpool facility in Cleveland, Tenn.

Domtar investing $350 million to convert Tennessee plant
A provider of fiber-based products, including specialty packaging papers and market pulp, Domtar will invest up to $300 million to convert its manufacturing operations from uncoated free sheet to containerboard production in Kingsport, Tenn. The converted mill will employ approximately 150 people.

Company moving headquarters from Seattle to Johnson City, Tenn.
LabConnect, a firm that performs clinical trials for new drugs, is relocating its operations from Seattle to Johnson City, Tenn. The company is adding space and 200 jobs.

Crown Labs adds 50 jobs in Johnson City, Tenn.
Crown Laboratories, which makes Blue Lizard sunscreen, was the natural choice when a namebrand company that produces hand sanitizer went looking for new manufacturing capability. Crown hired more than 50 employees to add the new product to its lineup.

Manufacturer relocating HQ to Dayton, Tenn.
Master Manufacturing Group (MMG) officials announced that the company will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Rancho Cordova, Calif., to Dayton, Tenn. The project will create 72 new jobs and MMG will invest $3.9 million to renovate an existing manufacturing facility to produce aluminum, stainless steel and steel tubing components.

Logistics company wants to hire 255 in Shelby County, Tenn.
A logistics firm is seeking a tax break for adding jobs in southeast Memphis. XPO Logistics Supply Chain wants to create 255 jobs thanks to “increased demand for a confidential apparel customer through XPO’s distribution, returns process, kitting, and reverse-logistics services.”

Amazon to create 1,000 jobs in Middle Tennessee
In the summer quarter, Amazon announced it is locating a fulfillment center in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. The deal in Wilson County will create 1,000 jobs.

Medical device maker expanding in Memphis suburb
A medical device maker is investing $13 million to expand its facility in West Tennessee. Engineered Medical Systems plans to create 60 new jobs over the next five years to increase capacity at its facility in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett.

Manufacturer expands in Middle Tennessee
Groove Life, a manufacturer of silicone wedding rings and watch bands for active lifestyles, is investing nearly $2 million to expand its facilities in Spring Hill, Tenn. The project will create 76 jobs.

Tyson completes $87 million expansion in Tennessee
Tyson Foods has wrapped up work on an $87.6 million expansion project at its poultry plant in Union City, Tenn.

Call center to add 900 jobs in Tennessee
Roadside assistance call center Agero is adding 900 jobs at its facility in Clarksville, Tenn. The company is investing $2 million.



Panda Biotech selects Wichita Falls, Texas
Dallas-based Panda Biotech has selected Wichita Falls, Texas, to be the home of the largest and most state-of-the-art industrial hemp processing center in the United States. The Panda Texas Plains Hemp Gin™ will occupy the 500,000-square-foot facility and surrounding 98-acre campus that was formerly the home of General Motors’ Delphi assembly plant.

Amazon adding hundreds of tech jobs in North Texas
Amazon is planning to add more than 600 new tech and corporate jobs in Dallas as it expands its tech hub in North Texas. The hiring is part of a national expansion of hubs in Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix and San Diego that will create more than 3,500 jobs across the country.

Amazon to hire 6,500 in Dallas-Fort Worth area
Amazon announced in September it is hiring 100,000 jobs in Canada and the U.S. Over 6,000 of those jobs will be in North Texas.

Amazon plans fulfillment hub in Forney, Texas
Amazon plans to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center 21 miles east of Dallas in Forney. The new fulfillment center is expected to create over 500 new full-time jobs. Amazon is also planning a new 200,000-square-foot delivery station in Forney, which will create over 100 full- and part-time jobs.

Skywriter MD adding 130 jobs in Lubbock
Medical scribe company, Skywriter MD, plans to hire more than 100 new virtual scribe positions that will allow physicians to spend more time with patients. The company will make a $400,000 capital investment in Lubbock.

Wisconsin company to create 300 jobs in Texas
FNA Group, a manufacturer of pressure washers, pumps and other outdoor power equipment, is establishing a plant in Mesquite, Texas. The deal is expected to create 300 jobs.

BAE Systems expands in Austin, Texas
BAE Systems, an aerospace and defense technology company, is expanding its operations with a 390,000-square-foot-facility in Austin. The new $150 million campus will be able to house more than 1,400 employees. The project should be completed in 2022.

PFSweb will add to distribution jobs in the South
Distribution firm PFSweb is establishing a new facility in Irving, Texas. The pandemic has caused a surge in its e-commerce business. The deal will create 300 jobs.

Amazon at it again in Texas
A new Amazon facility is slated for Kyle, Texas. The center will house 200 workers.

Amazon creating 1,000 jobs in Pflugerville, Texas
Project Charm has landed in Pflugerville. Amazon is locating another fulfillment center there that will house 1,000 workers.

Pet food distribution center announced
Freshpet, a maker of pet food, is investing $267 million in a distribution center in Ennis, Texas. The project will house 400 workers.

Startup coffee roaster is bringing deal to Texas
Coffee Tech Industries, an instant coffee startup, will invest $56 million in its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas. The deal will create 91 jobs. 

Signify Health to create 300 jobs in Texas
Signify Health, a provider of tech-inspired healthcare solutions, is adding 300 jobs in Dallas. The company is growing in the in-home health services sector.

Aerospace supplier to create 200 jobs in Kerrville, Texas
A company that produces circuit card assemblies and cable and fiber harnesses for the aerospace industry, Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, will establish an $8 million manufacturing facility in Kerrville. The company plans to create 200 jobs.



T-Mobile to add 500 jobs in Henrico County, Va.
T-Mobile will move its customer service center from Henrico’s West End to the former Sam’s Club building in Eastern Henrico, moving 800 jobs and adding 500 new jobs for a total of 1,300 at the new site. The company will invest $30 million to upgrade the facility.

Bausch + Lomb expanding in Virginia
Bausch + Lomb, the eye healthcare company, is expanding its facilities in Lynchburg, Va. The $35 million deal will create 79 jobs.

Virginia beats the Carolinas for expanding manufacturer
Acoustical Sheetmetal Company is investing over $15 million at its plant in Virginia Beach, Va., adding 100,000 square feet. The deal will generate 200 jobs.

Food wholesaler locates operations to Virginia
International Gourmet Foods,a gourmet specialty food wholesale distributor, is moving its operations to Prince William County, Va. The $16 million deal will create 169 jobs.

Israeli energy company to establish U.S. headquarters in Arlington
Energix Renewable Energies, one of Israel’s largest renewable energy companies, will invest $1.1 million to establish its U.S. subsidiary headquarters in Arlington County. The project will create 33 new jobs.

Hershey to invest in Virginia
The Hershey Company is investing $135 million in its manufacturing operation in Augusta County, Va. The candy maker will hire 110 more workers.

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