Relocations & Expansions - Winter 2024


Brasfield & Gorrie to expand HQ in Birmingham

One of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms will expand its national headquarters with an $18.9 million investment. The expansion project will create 85 new, quality jobs. 

OMCO Solar to hire 70 in North Alabama

Arizona-based OMCO Solar, a manufacturer of steel structures for solar panels, is investing $10 million in its second facility in Alabama in Limestone County. The deal will create 70 jobs. 

Medical supply startup plans Birmingham production hub

Primordial Ventures, a veteran and minority-owned medical supplies manufacturing startup, plans to create 30 new jobs at its Alabama facility. 

Southern Roots Nut Company to hire 120 in Dothan

The New Mexico-based company will invest $16.6 million to renovate an existing building and to construct a new hub to process, store and distribute raw pecans. The expansion will employ 120 skilled workers. 

Conecuh Sausage expanding in Andalusia

The iconic Alabama maker of hickory smoked sausages will invest $58 million and create 110 jobs with its second production facility in the state.


Missile manufacturer breaks ground on plant in East Camden, Ark.

R2S, a joint venture between Rafael Advanced Systems and Raytheon, broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in late February in East Camden. Sixty workers will be hired to build the Tamir missile for the Iron Dome Weapon System. Tamir missiles are short-range interceptors designed to destroy rockets, artillery shells and drones. R2S will invest $63 million in the project. 

Americold holds ribbon-cutting in Russellville

The global leader in temperature-controlled logistics is investing $90 million to expand its operations in Russellville, adding 30 new jobs. 

Elopak breaks ground on $70 million production facility

The plant will produce Pure-Pak® cartons for milk and other liquids. The new production facility at the Port of Arkansas near Little Rock will employ more than 100 workers. 

Walther Manufacturing to expand firearm manufacturing facility in Fort Smith

The company plans to spend $30 million in western Arkansas, creating 76 new jobs. 

Hope Baking expansion is underway in Hope, Ark.

The $37 million project is expected to create 266 new jobs.


MSC Group to open $100 million North American Cruise HQ in South Florida

The international shipping company will open a 120-square-foot cruise division in Miami’s downtown. The new headquarters is expected to create 668 new jobs. 

Renewable energy project breaks ground near Orlando

Panacea Global Energy secured 63 acres in Osceola County for a green tech campus, and will create 1,200 jobs. A subsidiary of French renewable energy leader CMG Clean Tech, Panacea Global Energy will build a flagship green garden village, a first-of-its-kind renewable energy research park.  

Apple to open offices in South Florida

The global tech giants signed a 42,000-square-foot office lease deal in Coral Gables, south of Miami.

Kaseya to create 3,400 jobs in Miami

The global IT management software firm will make a capital investment of more than $16 million to expand in Miami-Dade County, creating up to 3,400 high-paying jobs. 


Mailchimp cuts ribbon on new Atlanta headquarters

Intuit recently celebrated the opening of its new Atlanta office, a 360,000-square-foot innovation hub that is also now home to Mailchimp, the popular email and marketing platform that the company acquired in 2021. The whimsical Beltline-adjacent office space was designed to inspire creativity and innovation.

AJC moves offices to Midtown Atlanta 

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution is moving its operations from the Atlanta suburbs to a new office on Midtown’s Peachtree Street. The media property will lease 21,000 square feet in its relocation to the city’s center. AJC is looking to hire 100 new workers in the move. Its goal is to top 500,000 in its subscription base. 

Amazon buys 430-acre site east of Atlanta

One of the world’s largest companies has purchased a massive site within the fast-growing industrial corridor east of Atlanta. Amazon Data Services Inc., a subsidiary of online retail giant Amazon, paid $36 million for the Covington, Ga., site that could soon house a large data center campus. 

Gerresheimer to expand in Peachtree City

The medical device manufacturer is expanding with an $88 million investment in a new facility at the Southpark International Industrial Park. Bringing 200 new jobs to Fayette County, operations at the new facility will begin in fall 2024.

Qcells signs 2,000-job deal to build solar panels for Microsoft

Solar panel maker Qcells will supply tech giant Microsoft with Georgia-made solar panels, enough solar modules to power 1.8 million homes. The project is considered one of the largest such deals in history. 

Solarcycle to create 600 jobs in Polk County

The advanced technology-based solar recycling company will invest $344 million in a first-of-its-kind solar glass manufacturing facility in Cedartown. The facility will use retired solar panels to make new solar glass. 

Meissner plans $250 million life sciences facility near Athens

The company, which specializes in micro-filtration and pharma products, plans to build a manufacturing, laboratory and distribution facility in Clarke County. 

Fantasy sports company PrizePicks expands in Atlanta

The company will invest $25 million in its new headquarters, hiring 1,000 new workers over the next seven years.

LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels opens $70 million facility 

Located in Soperton, Ga., the world’s first alcohol-to-jet aviation fuel production facility will employ 250. The $70 million facility will produce 10 million gallons a year of sustainable aviation fuel.


Tyson Foods cuts ribbon at Bowling Green facility

The state-of-the-art, $355 million food production facility will create nearly 450 full-time jobs in Warren County, Ky. At 400,000 square feet, the facility will produce classic Tyson brands like Jimmy Dean and Wright Brand bacon. The advanced facility is equipped with high-tech robots for increased efficiency. 

FEAM Aero holds grand opening of $45 million expansion in Boone County

The company’s new three-bay hanger at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will support nearly 250 full-time positions.

Goose Creek Candles breaks ground on distribution facility expansion in Casey County

The family-owned candle maker will invest $5 million and employ 160 people.

North American Stainless to celebrate $244 million Carroll County expansion 

Gov. Andy Beshear joined local officials and leadership from North American Stainless and its parent company, Spain-based Acerinox, to celebrate the one-year mark since the company announced a $244 million expansion at its Carroll County facility, a project creating 70 full-time jobs. The expansion to the company’s 4.4 million-square-foot Ghent facility consists of a new cold rolling mill, new roll grinders, extensive upgrades of anneal and pickling lines to support the new rolling mill, a new temper mill and the expansion of the melt shop building. 

Crown Verity USA Inc. to expand operations in Warren County 

The grill and cookware manufacturer will spend $9.7 million to expand and consolidate its fabrication operation, creating 73 jobs in Kentucky. 

Atlanta-based company to open its first distillery in Kentucky

Staghorn, an Atlanta-based spirits company, will open its first distillery, Garrard County Distilling Co., in Garrard County, Ky. The $250 million facility will support 60 new jobs. This is the first commercial distillery in the formerly dry county. 

Belmark to locate new operation in Allen County

The manufacturer of packaging will invest $99 million in its new 156,000-square-foot flexible packaging plant, creating 159 full-time jobs. 


Agile Cold Storage announces 150,000-square-foot facility in St. Tammany Parish

The Georgia-based diversified storage and logistics solutions company will invest $45.9 million in its new cold storage facility. The project will bring a total of 195 direct and indirect jobs to Southeastern Louisiana. 

India-based pipe and tube manufacturer selects Northwest Louisiana for first U.S. plant

Global Seamless Tubes & Pipes, a leading manufacturer and exporter of carbon, alloy and stainless steel cold drawn and hot finish seamless tubes and pipes, announced it will invest $35 million to establish its first U.S. production facility in Northwest Louisiana. The India-based company expects to create 135 new direct jobs in DeSoto Parish.

Lincoln Foodservice Equipment to establish operations in Caddo Parish

Lincoln Foodservice Equipment, a Welbilt company that produces commercial-grade food-service equipment, will create 99 new direct jobs with salaries above $50,000. 

Boise Cascade announces $75 million expansion in Allen Parish

The wood products and veneer maker will create a total of 107 direct and indirect jobs for Southwest Louisiana. 

Horsburgh & Scott Company establishes 32,000-square-foot facility in Slidell

The Cleveland-based company will create 40 new high earning jobs with its $4.9 million investment in St. Tammany Parish. The international manufacturer repairs, services and assembles industrial gearboxes for the defense industry.

Japan-based UBE Corporation will invest $500 million in Jefferson Parish

The chemicals company will establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility to produce battery components dimethyl carbonate (DMC) and ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC), which are used to create electrolyte solvents in lithium-ion batteries. 


CORE X Partners to establish cold storage in Gulfport

The global supply chain and cold storage industry leader will break ground this year on a 150,000-square-foot cold storage facility. Serving food producers and manufacturing across the Southeast, the company will create a total of 73 jobs.

Owl’s Head Alloys locating aluminum processing plant in West Point, Miss.

The Bowling Green, Ky.-based company will invest $29 million and create 68 new jobs. The company will supply recycled aluminum to Aluminum Dynamics.


Fujifilm Diosynth expanding again in North Carolina

Fujifilm is investing another $1.2 billion into its bio-manufacturing complex in Holly Springs, N.C. The investment into the facility brings total investment to over $3.2 billion. About 680 jobs will be created.

Siemens Energy is bringing more than 500 jobs to North Carolina 

Approximately 500 manufacturing jobs will be coming to Mecklenburg and Wake counties. The jobs are high paying, with minimum wages of more than $87,000, according to the company. Siemens Energy plans to invest nearly $150 million across both counties, where it already has operations. In Mecklenburg County, the company will establish its first manufacturing site in the U.S. to build Large Power Transformers (LPTs), a critical component of the nation’s power grid.

Cummins plans $580 million investment in Nash County

The engine and generator manufacturer will create 80 jobs in Eastern North Carolina with its investment in new equipment and upgrading its assembly line “for next-generation products.” 

Germany-based Schott Pharma unveils plans to construct $371 million factory in Wilson, N.C.

The factory, which will produce glass and polymer pre-fillable syringes, will employ 400 by 2030.

Dominion Energy buys 500 acres for massive North Carolina facility

The land buy in Person County precedes the ground-breaking on a liquefied natural gas storage facility.

Aircraft MRO to open at Piedmont Triad International Airport

Marshall USA is scheduled to open its new aircraft maintenance facility at Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad International Airport. The project will create 240 jobs. 

Dehn Inc. will invest $38.6 million and create 195 jobs in Iredell County

The family-owned German electrical engineering company manufactures surge and lightning protections systems and safety equipment. 

Food manufacturer to open $42.25 million operation in Gaston County

Häns Kissle cut the ribbon at its new facility, where it plans to employ more than 200 workers. The company makes salads and prepared foods that are sold in grocery stores. 

Japan-based pharma Kyowa Kirin selects North Carolina for $200 million project

The life sciences company will create more than 100 high-paying jobs at its pharmaceutical manufacturing complex at the new Helix Innovation Park at the Brickyard in Lee County.

GXP-Storage is developing $80 million campus in Nash County

The biopharma storage firm will locate its headquarters at the Middlesex Corporate Centre, near Raleigh. The company plans on hiring nearly 100 employees.


Stardust Power selects Muskogee to build battery-grade lithium refinery

The company will invest more than $1 billion in the lithium refinery. Stardust Power said it selected Muskogee for its central refinery because of Oklahoma’s central location in the country, which will help with the delivery and shipment of lithium products.

AAR breaks ground on MRO facility in Oklahoma City

AAR Corp., a provider of aviation services, broke ground on the expansion of its maintenance and repair facility. The new facility will accommodate all 737 variants.

North American Air Exchange grows in Muskogee

The heat exchange manufacturer moved to Wagoner County in 2023, and is set to bring 100 new jobs with its planned expansion.

Automated production machine maker bdtronic to expand in Broken Arrow

The announcement secures 60 new jobs with an average wage of $66,000. 


Nova Molecular Technologies expanding Sumter, S.C., facility

Nova Molecular Technologies (Nova), a high-purity solvents manufacturer, announced it is expanding its operations in Sumter County. The company’s $23.75 million investment will create 20 new jobs. Nova is a leader in high-value solvent recovery technology. The company’s Recover and Return model launched in 2017 helps customers reduce their environmental impact by recovering chemicals that would otherwise be sent to waste disposal. Nova also manufactures and markets chemicals that are used in the biopharma, analytical and agricultural markets.

Tech giant Google to build data center in South Carolina

Google has purchased a property in Dorchester County. The exact location of the property and Google’s investment amount has not been disclosed.

Delta Children to invest $33.1 million in South Carolina

Children’s furniture manufacturer Delta Children has selected Orangeburg County (its first in South Carolina) to construct a 400,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility, creating 123 new jobs.

Ferroglobe establishing operations in Marlboro County

Ferroglobe, a producer of silicon metal, will invest $20 million and hire 19 workers for its quartz filtering operation in Wallace, S.C.

DCC Metal Recycling announces expansion in Dillon County

The metal recycling company will create 78 new jobs with its $11 million investment. The new 48-acre site will be the company’s seventh South Carolina operation. 

Switzerland-based pharma manufacturer to expand in North Charleston

SHL Medical, a provider of advanced drug delivery solutions, is building a $150 million facility to meet the demand of the auto-injector market. The project will create 165 jobs in the Charleston area.

SC Ports expanding rail service

Construction of the new Navy Base Intermodal Facility is underway in North Charleston. Once operational in 2025, the cargo facility will have six rail-mounted gantry cranes that will move containers on and off CSX and Norfolk Southern trains.


Type One Energy moves HQ to Tennessee from Wisconsin

Tennessee has selected its first recipient of Gov. Bill Lee’s nuclear energy fund. Type One Energy Group Inc. will receive funding tied to its $223 million investment in East Tennessee, according to a news release from the state Department of Economic and Community Development. The company will build the world’s most advanced stellarator at TVA’s Bull Run Fossil Plant. The energy company will move its headquarters from Madison, Wisc., to Knoxville, and expand its research and development center in Clinton, Tenn.  

Genera to expand its Sustainable Biomaterials Campus in Vonore, Tenn.

The vertically integrated manufacturer of circular, compostable packaging solutions will spend $350 million in capital investment, creating 230 new jobs.

Xxentria Technology announces $45 million investment to establish facility in Mt. Pleasant

Based in Taiwan, the leading manufacturer of metal composite material will create 85 new jobs at the Cherry Glen Industrial Park. 

Custom Foods of America to expand in Knox County

The Tennessee-based food product manufacturer will create 249 new jobs with a $51 million investment at its Pleasant Ridge location.

Concrete manufacturer to establish operations in Wilson County

NewBasis, a fiberglass and polymer concrete manufacturer, will create 249 new jobs.

Baltimore Aircoil to expand in Rhea County

The HVAC and refrigeration manufacturer will create 63 new jobs and invest $16.5 million to expand operations at its Manufacturers Road location in Dayton, Tenn.

Landmarks Ceramics cuts ribbon on plant expansion in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.

Landmarks Ceramics invested $70 million to add a new kiln to increase production, creating a North American logistics hub for the Gruppo Concorde-owned company. 

Bridgetown Natural Foods LLC to expand in Middle Tennessee

The West Coast company will invest $78.3 million to open a manufacturing and distribution center in Lebanon, creating 219 new jobs.

Schneider Electric to expand, add 455 jobs 

The energy management and automation company will invest $85 million in Wilson and Rutherford counties, continuing its growth in the energy sector. 

INTOCAST announces state-of-the-art factory in Carroll County, Tenn.

The German-based company, which specializes in manufacturing refractory products for the steel industry, will spend $15 million and create 103 new jobs. The operation will be the company’s first in the U.S.


Japanese Samsung supplier gets new digs in Austin 

Samsung supplier Tokyo Electron has a new home in Austin. Tokyo Electron, which is based in Japan but considers Austin its North American headquarters, supplies customers with equipment used to manufacture semiconductors and other electronics.

Battery chemicals producer Orion breaks ground on plant near Houston

Orion, a specialty chemicals company formerly known as Orion Engineered Carbons, has broken ground on a new plant near Houston to manufacture battery ingredients. The company, incorporated in Luxembourg, began construction on its second plant producing acetylene-based conductive additives in April. The deal represents a $140 million investment. 

Natural gas power plant slated for Texas east of Austin

The Sandow Lakes Energy Company is building a 1,200-megawatt natural gas power plant in Milam County, Texas, at the former site of the 31,000-acre Alcoa aluminum plant. It is near where Samsung is building its multi-billion semiconductor campus. 

Firefly Aerospace is growing in Central Texas

It all started with one rocket testing stand in the rural Central Texas town of Briggs, north of Leander. Today, Firefly Aerospace has grown into a commercial space payload company that plans four rocket launches this year, six to eight next year and a dozen in 2026. The company has doubled its manufacturing space and added new rocket stands as its new contract with Northrup Grumman takes off. 

Grainger to open large facility in Hockley, Texas

Illinois-based W.W. Grainger, a distributor of maintenance and repair products, is opening one its largest U.S. facilities near Houston. The 1.2-million-square-foot facility will house 400 workers. 

MGC Pure Chemicals America plans $130 million expansion in Killeen, Texas

The chemicals manufacturer will double capacity to serve customers like Samsung, which is building a $1 billion plant 60 miles away. 

Frozen Mexican food giant relocates HQ to Frisco, Texas

Ruiz Foods, formerly based in Dinuba, Calif., has moved its corporate headquarters  to Texas, and will ultimately employ more than 100 people there.


HP Hood announces $83.5 million expansion in Frederick County, Va.

The national dairy processor will expand its dairy processing operations at its Winchester-area facility.

Arlington-based RTX subsidiary Raytheon lands $118 million contract with the U.S. Army

The defense company will produce common sensor payloads for the California-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ MQ-1C Gray Eagle, serving as “eyes” for the unmanned aircraft. 

FreezPak Logistics to invest $77.5 million, create 80 new jobs

The cold and dry storage leader will build a 245,000-square-foot facility in Suffolk, near the Port of Virginia.

Tucker Door & Trim to create 50 jobs in Henrico County

The Georgia-based manufacturer of doors and windows will spend $10 million for its facility in Henrico County. 

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