July 2021

New United States Postal Service vehicle plant in Spartanburg, S.C., to house over 1,000 new jobs

Oshkosh Defense will invest $155 million to locate a plant that will produce the next generation USPS delivery vehicle. The company will assemble zero-emission battery electric vehicles and fuel-efficient low-emission internal combustion engine vehicles that will replace existing USPS delivery trucks. The plant will be built in Spartanburg, S.C., and create more than 1,000 jobs.


EV battery maker expands big plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NOVONIX, a maker of materials for the batteries used in electric vehicles, announced a nice deal in Chattanooga, Tenn., this summer. The company is investing $160 million and adding almost 300 jobs in the expansion, which will for the most part support Volkswagen's manufacturing of electric vehicles at its plant in Chattanooga.


Big EV automotive deal in rural Oklahoma

It has been reported by more than one media property that a site in Oklahoma came in second for the massive truck plant that Elon Musk and Tesla is locating in Austin near its airport. The second-place prize may be electric car manufacturer Canoo. The startup EV maker announced plans to build a $400 million plant at the MidAmerica Industrial Park, located in Pryor, just East of Tulsa. The deal, as announced, will create 2,000 jobs. The site, a former military base, is unique in that it is over 9,000 acres. Canoo Canoo execs cited Oklahoma’s “energy-forward initiatives” as a major factor in its decision to locate the “mega microfactory.”


Freshly to open new Georgia distribution center

Prepared meal delivery service Freshly is locating a new $52 million distribution center in Clayton County, Ga. The 289,000-square-foot center will house 665 workers.


Company to rebuild Louisiana chlorine plant

KIK Consumer Products’s BioLab division will rebuild its chlorine plant in Westlake, La., near Lake Charles. The plant was damaged in 2020 by Hurricane Laura. The company will invest $170 million in the deal that will create 82 jobs.


High-tech sawmill operation slated for North Carolina

Roseburg Forest Products will invest $200 million in a new sawmill operation in Halifax County, N.C. The deal will create 137 new jobs.


Semi-trailer and equipment manufacturer to open plant in Kentucky

Fruehauf plans to locate a facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The $12 million deal will create 288 jobs.


Mattress maker expanding in Georgia

Purple Innovation (“Purple”), will expand its facilities in Henry County, Ga. The project will create 500 jobs.


Manufacturer expanding in rural Tennessee

Barrette Outdoor Living, a maker of fencing products, is investing $33 million in its plant in Bulls Gap, Tenn. The project will create 162 new jobs.


New pork and poultry processing facility slated for Kershaw County, S.C.

Prestage Farms is investing $150 million in a new pork and poultry operation in Camden, S.C. The project will create 292 jobs.


Door manufacturer to locate new facility in South Carolina

Masonite International, a manufacturer of interior and exterior doors, will locate a new operation in York County, S.C. The project is expected to generate 220 jobs.


United Airlines expected to expand in Northern Virginia

United Airlines is expected to grow its workforce in the Washington, D.C., region by up to 3,000 workers. Nearly all of those workers are expected to be hired at United's hub at Virginia's Dulles Airport.


F-22 fighter jet training division to relocate to Virginia

The U.S. Air Force is relocating its F-22 Raptor training unit from Florida’s Eglin Air Force Base to Virginia's Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton. The unit was displaced by Hurricane Michael at its former home at Tyndall Air Force near Panama City. The relocation will bring about 2,300 people to the Hampton Roads region.


Port of South Carolina's Leatherman Terminal earns "project of the year"

South Carolina Ports’ Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal has earned the 2021 South Carolina Project of the Year by the South Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The Leatherman Terminal’s Phase One project represented a $1 billion investment and can work the biggest ships calling on East Coast ports. The terminal saw its first customer in the spring of this year.


Big auto parts company expands in Tennessee

Martinrea announced in the summer quarter that it will expand its facilities in Robertson County, Tenn. The auto parts manufacturer will invest $40 million and hire 97 in the deal.


Yet another distillery adding jobs in Kentucky

E.J. Curley & Co. is investing $5 million to open a new distillery in Jessamine County. Ky. The distillery will be located at Camp Nelson, the same site as the original E.J. Curley & Co. operation, which started in the late 1860s. The project will create 52 jobs.


Louisiana company expands

Continental Structural Plastics is expanding its plant in Northwest Louisiana in Sarepta. The company will invest $13 million and add 65 jobs.


Henry County, Ga., continues its run of deals

After earning recognition in the spring issue's SB&D 100, Henry County, Ga., has continued its run of deals in 2021. Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, is investing $14 million to open a plant in Henry County. The project will create about 230 jobs.


Plastics manufacturer adding jobs in rural Georgia

InFlex, a manufacturer of plastic produces, announced in the summer it will invest $8 million in its operations in Bacon County, Ga. The project will create 100 jobs in Alma, Ga.


Metal fabricator expands in Texas

Z Modular, a manufacturer of steel-framed modules that are used on larger buildings, is expanding its plant in Killeen, Texas. The company plans to add 100 employees to the 200 it has there now.


Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken County, S.C., is expanding

Rolls-Royce’s MTU has announced it will make a $17 million investment in its plant at its MTU Aiken manufacturing facility in Graniteville, S.C. The deal will add 20 new jobs at the plant to remanufacture and overhaul used engines.


California aerospace company relocates to Southeastern North Carolina

Precision Swiss Products, a manufacturer of aerospace parts, is relocating its headquarters and operations from California to the International Logistics Park, an 1,100-acre site located in both Brunswick and Columbus counties in Southeastern North Carolina. The $9 million deal will create 125 jobs.


Financial services firm hiring more than 1,000

Charles Schwab is hiring more than 1,000 after moving its headquarters to Westlake, Texas, earlier this year. Schwab and TD Ameritrade merged earlier this year and now the company has hired thousands in the Dallas area.


Graphite products plant to be built in Alabama

Westwater Resources, doing business as Alabama Graphite Products, will build a graphite processing plant in Coosa County, Ala., the company announced this summer. The graphite is used in the making of batteries for electric vehicles. The $80 million project will create 100 new jobs, but the mining of the mineral will result in a $124 million investment in its second phase.


Nestlé Purina PetCare announced large expansion

Nestlé Purina PetCare will invest $182 million to expand its plant facilities in King William County, Va.


North Carolina-based IT company slated to invest in South Carolina

Epsilon Inc., a North Carolina-based information technology firm, is locating an operation in Greenville, S.C. The almost $3 million investment will create 145 jobs.


North Carolina governor signs executive order on offshore wind

In the summer quarter, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order announcing a goal of developing 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind energy resources by 2030, and eight gigawatts by 2040. The governor also reported that the development of offshore wind energy in North Carolina could create 85,000 new jobs and $140 billion in capital expenditures along the Atlantic Coast by 2035.


Electric golf cart manufacturer to expand in South Carolina

Star EV, an electric golf cart manufacturer, is expanding in Greenville County, S.C. The company also makes off-road vehicles. The nearly $9 million investment will create 50 jobs.


Tornado-damaged lumber mill being rebuilt in Northwest Florida

Creighton Sounds will restore a lumber mill facility that was damaged by a tornado in Century, Fla., located just north of Pensacola. The $15 million project is expected to create 80 new jobs, although the company has not yet released details on the nature of manufacturing that will take place in the facility.


Amazon expands Houston tech hub

Amazon announced in the summer it will expand its tech hub in Houston. The deal calls for 150 tech jobs.


Fidelity continues hiring spree in DFW

Financial services firm Fidelity is hiring another 500 workers at its Westlake, Texas Campus over the next three months. The Boston-based company employs over 6,000 in North Texas.


Big deal for rural Russellville, Ark.

Americold, a food processor, announced this summer that it will invest $84 million in an expansion of its Russellville, Ark., plant. The deal will create 30 jobs.


Bottling company announced deal in Kansas City

California-based Niagara Bottling is locating a new beverage facility in Kansas City, Mo. Niagara Bottling will invest $156 million in the deal and hire about 100.


Flooring manufacturer to create 58 jobs in Patrick County, Va.

Canadian-based Prolam, a manufacturer of hardwood floors for commercial trucks and trailers, is planning to invest $12.8 million in Patrick County to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation. The project will create 58 new jobs.


Woodgrain Millwork to expand in Georgia

A Lee County (Georgia) manufacturer is investing $10 million into expanding operations, which will lead to 150 new jobs in the area. Woodgrain Millwork, with manufacturing operations in Lee and Sumter counties and a distribution facility in Gwinnett County, employs over 375 people across the state.


Goldman plans new Dallas campus

Goldman Sachs is on the hunt for a new office campus in Dallas that could become the Wall Street bank’s largest presence in the U.S., outside of its Manhattan headquarters. Executives are in advanced talks with developers as the firm scouts for expanded space in North Texas.


Over 100 Goldman Sachs bankers migrating to Florida

Working from home is no longer an option at Goldman Sachs, so more than 100 key Goldman Sachs employees are reportedly poised to migrate from the firm’s New York headquarters to a new office in Palm Beach, Fla.


Amazon to open new delivery station in League City, Texas

Amazon is planning a new 180,000-square-foot delivery station in League City to speed up deliveries for customers around Galveston County.


KC Logistics invests $12 million in Athens, Ala.

KC Logistics is set to invest $12 million in a new project that will bring around 100 jobs to Athens. The company will transport seats from TBAKI to Mazda Toyota Manufacturing.


GE Appliances expands in Selmer, Tenn.

General Electric Appliances has announced another expansion that will bring more than 30 new jobs to McNairy County. “We involved a multi-million-dollar investment into the factory, but we also added valuable jobs to the city,” said Kristi Saathoff, GE Appliance’s Senior Director of Commercial AC.


Flex-N-Gate expansion to create 91 jobs in Rockford, Tenn.

Flex-N-Gate in Rockford will grow its workforce by 91 new jobs. The automotive parts supplier is investing $5.5 million to upgrade and expand its manufacturing facility and increase production of its lighting materials.


Copper foil manufacturer expanding in Kershaw County, S.C.

Denkai America is investing $14 million to expand its Kershaw County operations in a move expected to create 10 jobs. The company manufactures electrodeposited copper foils for printed circuit board, industrial and energy storage applications. Electrodeposited copper foil is a key component in lithium-ion batteries, which power electric vehicles.


Delta Biofuel proposes $70 million renewable fuel plant in Jeanerette, La.

Delta Biofuel is evaluating Iberia Parish for a planned $70 million renewable fuel plant. The facility would produce biomass fuel pellets made from residual sugarcane fiber, known as bagasse. If located in Louisiana, Delta would create 126 new jobs.


Cybersecurity training center coming to Southern Mississippi

Downtown Biloxi has been selected for a new training facility for high-tech, high-paying computer jobs. University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering and Mississippi Coding Academies are working with Biloxi to bring the new facility to South Mississippi. Future locations are also planned on the Coast.


Duke Energy begins construction on largest solar plant in Surry County, N.C.

Duke Energy continues to expand solar power in North Carolina with construction starting on its 22.6-megawatt Stony Knoll Solar power plant. Once completed, it will be the largest solar plant in Surry County. . . the facility will power the equivalent of 5,000 homes The plant will be located on 195 acres in Dobson, N.C.


Hispanic foods maker hiring 200 jobs at new Texas plant

A Los Angeles-area maker of Hispanic cheeses, dairy beverages and chorizo has broken ground on a Texas factory that is expected to add 200 jobs when it opens next year. Cacique has begun construction on a new 200,000-square-foot facility in Amarillo that will produce dairy products for nationwide distribution. The $88 million factory is expected to open in the fall of 2022.


Elon Musk’s Boring Company is hiring in Austin, Texas

The Boring Company is currently hiring for 20 positions in the Austin area. The company constructs “low-cost transportation, utility and freight tunnels,” with the goal of making transportation quicker and safer by creating a network of tunnels that alleviate traffic and congestion.


Queen Wood Products expanding in Allendale County, S.C.

Queen Wood Products, a subsidiary of Queen Horse Bedding, announced plans to expand operations in Allendale County. The $6 million investment will create 19 new jobs. Queen Wood Products is a family-owned and -operated business that specializes in providing wood shavings for barn stalls.


Amazon to build solar farm in Mississippi

Amazon has announced plans to build a solar farm in Scott County, Miss., and in at least 10 other states, including Arkansas. The project is part of a company launch of new renewable energy projects to decarbonize business operations and reach net-zero carbon by 2040.


AppHarvest breaks ground on two massive indoor farms in Kentucky

AppHarvest has begun construction on two massive greenhouses in Central Appalachia in Eastern Kentucky. The Somerset farm (30 acres) will grow strawberries. The Morehead farm (15 acres) will grow leafy greens. AppHarvest, which is building huge, high-tech greenhouses in Kentucky to grow vegetables and fruits, wants to have 12 sites by the end of 2025, and the new locations near Somerset and Morehead will put the company nearly halfway there.


Software developer Omicron coming to Northwest Louisiana

Chicago-based software developer Omicron Technology Solutions is heading to Shreveport, La. Omicron focuses on three industries: transit management, identity management and student information software. An initial 15 to 20 jobs will be created.


Sterlite Technologies creating 120 jobs in Kershaw County, S.C.

Sterlite Technologies has announced plans to establish operations in Kershaw County. The $23 million investment is expected to create 120 new jobs. The company specializes in network software.


Volvo invests $118 million to produce electric car in South Carolina

Volvo Cars says the company will invest $118 million into its plant in Ridgeville to build the fully electric Polestar 3 vehicles. The Polestar 3 is the third vehicle scheduled to be built at the South Carolina plant. This expansion brings the total Volvo Cars investment in South Carolina to more than $1.2 billion.


Spectrum begins hiring 900 for El Paso call centers

The 929 jobs Charter Communications plans to add in El Paso, Texas, by the end of 2023 for its Spectrum arm will offer good wages -- $20 per hour -- and chances to advance in a nationwide company, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said after a news conference announcing Spectrum’s expansion.


High-speed Dallas-to-Houston train moves forward with $16 billion contract

Texas Central, the private development company for the bullet train that would connect North Texas with Houston, signed a $16 billion contract recently with Webuild, an engineering and construction company based in Milan, Italy. Construction supplies are projected to cost $7.3 billion, and the project’s construction will last six years. The total infrastructure cost of the rail is estimated to be $20 billion, according to Texas Central. The 240-mile high-speed rail would run from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes, with a stop in the Brazos Valley, between College Station and Huntsville.


Ammunition maker breaks ground on two West Virginia facilities

Five years after plans were first unveiled, a major rifle ammunition manufacturing complex is officially under construction in West Virginia. Ranger Scientific has broken ground on two different production facility projects. One will overhaul former high school grounds in Montgomery, W.Va., while the other will establish a new facility in nearby Dickinson, W.Va.


MHIRJ to expand in Bridgeport, W.Va

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Regional Jets (MHIRJ) will soon expand its presence at North Central West Virginia Airport with the construction of two new hangars totaling more than 100,000 square feet. The $19.1 million project could bring as many as 800 jobs to the area, including 300 positions during the construction phase.


Altec adding 100 jobs in Mounty Airy, N.C.

Altec Industries has announced expansion plans at its Mount Airy location. The firm, a provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets, says it will add 100 jobs to its existing operation, as well as invest more than $9 million in both the present facility and a new 100,000-square-foot building it will construct.


Housewares company opening new distribution facility in Fayette County, Tenn.

Helen of Troy Limited announced a new distribution operation in Fayette County, expecting to create 350 jobs. Helen of Troy -- designer of brand-name housewares, health and beauty products -- plans to develop a 2 million-square-foot facility in Gallaway.


Textile company invests $15 million in Union County, S.C.

Standard Textile Co., which specialized in hotel bed sheets until the pandemic began, and then flipped to garments for healthcare workers, is investing $15 million to expand its Union County operations. The investment is expected to create 45 new jobs to produce both products.


New automotive supplier coming to Greenville County, S.C.

A Michigan-based auto supply company, Gissing North America, will bring 116 new jobs and an $18 million dollar investment to Greenville County. The company will produce overhead, interior, exterior and cargo management components.


Performance Foodservice expanding Florence County, S.C.

Food-service distributor Performance Foodservice announced plans to expand operations in Florence County. The $11 million investment will create 150 new jobs.


Generac expanding in Edgefield County, S.C.

Generac Power Systems, a power and technology company, is expanding its plans for operations in Edgefield County. As a result, 300 more jobs will be created.


Company relocating to Boone County, Ky.

A maker of steel structures for greenhouses and awnings is relocating to Walton, Ky. MAB Fabrication, based in Ohio, is investing $7 million and creating 24 full-time jobs in Walton.


New Amazon robotics facility for Baton Rouge

Amazon recently announced the company’s latest robotics fulfillment center in Louisiana, with over 1,000 jobs and a $200 million capital investment coming to Baton Rouge. The development will also generate 800 construction jobs.


Amazon pledges $75 million to develop 800 affordable housing units in Nashville

Amazon recently announced a commitment of $75 million for developers to create affordable homes in Nashville. Eight hundred homes will be built on private land, and the investment is part of Amazon’s $2 billion Housing Equity Fund to preserve and create over 20,000 affordable homes through below-market loans to housing partners, traditional and non-traditional public agencies, and minority-led organizations. Music City is one of three cities hosting the company’s new headquarters, where Amazon hopes to infuse communities with cash and support over the next five years.


Manufacturer to locate HQ in Olive Branch, Miss.

Edelbrock, a manufacturer of specialty auto parts for the aftermarket, will soon be locating its headquarters in Olive Branch, creating 200 new jobs in the process.


CommScope creating 100 new jobs in Hickory, N.C.

CommScope is creating more than 100 new jobs at its two Catawba County plants. CommScope is a global network infrastructure provider company based in Hickory.


Lotus Bakeries expanding in Alamance County, N.C.

Snack producer Lotus Bakeries will expand operations in North Carolina with an investment of at least $62 million and the addition of 90 jobs in the City of Mebane.


Carlotz expanding in Richmond, Va.

CarLotz, the nation’s largest consignment-to-retail used vehicle marketplace, will expand its headquarters in Richmond, creating 192 new jobs.


Dark Storm Industries relocating from New York to Florida

Dark Storm Industries will relocate to Titusville, Fla., and expand its advanced manufacturing facility. Dark Storm is a firearms manufacturer currently located in New York. The project is expected to create 50 new jobs and a capital investment of $3 million.


Semperit relocates HQ in Georgia

The Semperit Group will open a new manufacturing facility for rubber gaskets and relocate its current North America headquarters and distribution warehouse to Newnan, Ga. The project will create 70 new jobs and a $9 million investment.


German industrial company building U.S. HQ in Gaston County, N.C.

KNOLL America, a supplier of conveyor and filtration systems, plans to build its U.S. headquarters in Gaston County with a $7.8 million investment. The project will create 31 new jobs.


Gallo Winery to build new plant in South Carolina

The E.&J. Gallo Winery will build a new plant in South Carolina. The $423 million production facility and distribution center in Chester County is expected to create 496 new jobs over the next eight years.


Montgomery, Ala., breaks ground on $50 million whitewater park

Announced in 2019, the 120-acre park will employ about 640 people during construction and eventually create 125 jobs. An economic impact study estimated the attraction should draw about 300,000 visitors to Montgomery each year, with ongoing operations expected to generate more than $35 million.


Austin-area transportation company expands HQ and doubles workforce

Hyliion Holdings, which designs, develops and sells electrified powertrains for semitrucks, is enlarging its headquarters in Cedar Park, Texas. The multimillion-dollar expansion will be able to accommodate the addition of 300 employees


Fairfax County, Va., lands Starkist headquarters

StarKist, a well-known provider of seafood and chicken in the United States, will invest $3.6 million to relocate its headquarters operations from Pittsburgh to Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed with Maryland for the project, which will create 83 new jobs.


Beauregard Parish getting $160 million lumber mill

Canada-based forest products company Canfor plans to build a $160 million lumber mill near DeRidder in Beauregard Parish, the first facility Canfor has built in Louisiana. The mill will create 130 direct jobs.


Semiconductor wafer jobs coming to Missouri

Semiconductor manufacturer GLOBALFOUNDRIES and silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers have signed an agreement expand production in O’Fallon, Mo. The long-term agreement includes $210 million in capital expenditures to expand GWC’s facility, creating more than 75 new jobs.


Frito-Lay is bringing 160 new jobs to Rosenberg, Texas

Frito-Lay has announced a $200 million investment at its Rosenberg site. The project will provide 160 new jobs. The facility currently employs more than 750 full-time associates.


Cummins adding jobs in South Carolina

Cummins Turbo Technologies, which manufactures diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains, is investing $10.7 million at its North Charleston facility. The project will create 250 new jobs there.


Ingalls to add 3,000 jobs in Mississippi

A day after announcing it had secured a Navy contract worth more than $700 million, Pascagoula’s Ingalls Shipbuilding announced it would be adding 3,000 full-time jobs.


Plug Power to build green hydrogen plat in Georgia

Plug Power plans to build a green hydrogen production plant in Camden County, Ga., as part of its commitment to establish the first North American green hydrogen supply network. Plug Power is investing $84 million in the facility, which is expected to create at least 24 jobs.


Frozen Food Express Transportation Services plans Missouri logistics hub

Temperature-controlled transportation and warehousing provider Frozen Food Express Transportation Services will invest nearly $6 million to expand with a new transportation and logistics facility in Butler, Mo. The company plans to create nearly 60 jobs in the region.


Headquarters relocating from California to Alabama, bringing 816 jobs

Shipt founder Bill Smith’s newest creation is coming to Alabama. Landing, the nationwide membership network of fully-furnished apartments, is relocating its headquarters from San Francisco to Birmingham. The company also plans to create 816 new full-time jobs.


Ship repair facility to create 119 new jobs in Norfolk, Va.

Lyon Shipyard is investing $24 million to expand its operations in Norfolk. The expansion is expected to add 119 new jobs.


New QTC service center in San Antonio, Texas

QTC Management will establish a new operational service center in San Antonio. QTC provides health exams in all 50 states for veterans, federal employees and the commercial industry. The project will create 252 new jobs and more than $3 million in capital investment.


Gov. Edwards announces final decision on ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge

Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced ExxonMobil’s final investment decision for more than $240 million in capital improvements at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery. The projects will help retain 1,300 existing jobs at the refinery, create more than 600 construction jobs and ultimately provide more than 20 full-time jobs for graduates of the North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative, a program spearheaded by ExxonMobil in 2012 to provide no-cost, fast-tracked industrial training for community residents.


Antonline’s growth continues in Atlanta

Antonline, an online reseller of gaming and computer technology, announced plans to expand with a new warehouse and office space located 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, in Acworth, Ga. With an initial $12 million investment, Antonline acquired a manufacturing facility that will double as both a warehouse and office space. The company plans to put an additional $8 million into an expansion and is currently hiring for more than 50 positions.


Nephron Pharmaceuticals is expanding its footprint in Lexington County, S.C.

Nephron Pharmaceuticals is investing more than $100 million in Lexington County, creating 250 new jobs in the Midlands. The company recently announced the opening of Nephron Nitrile, a plant that will produce medical-grade nitrile gloves.


North Carolina-based ESC Brands is investing in Bluefield, W.Va.

The company is beginning Phase 1 of a three-phase plan that will eventually include a new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and the creation of 300 jobs. ESC Brands specializes in the development of antiviral and antimicrobial products


Advanex Americas relocating to Robertson County, Tenn.

A spring manufacturer whose products are used in everything from ball point pens to space stations is relocating its headquarters to Middle Tennessee and investing $17 million in Robertson County. Advanex is moving its headquarters from Cypress, Calif., to White House, Tenn., and will create 102 new jobs.


Simple Logistics Solutions to establish new operations in Nashville

Simple Logistics Solutions (SiLo) announced that it will establish operations in Nashville, creating 92 new jobs and investing $712,000 in its headquarters. SiLo is a new freight broker.


North San Antonio’s new $60 million food warehouse cooks up new jobs

Dallas-Fort Worth-based Cold Creek Solutions announced plans for a massive food refrigeration warehouse in North San Antonio. The warehouse is estimated to cost $60 million and will provide storage for 45,000 pallets of frozen or refrigerated products. According to the company, the new facility will create between 100-250 jobs.


Glass manufacturer to create new jobs in Beaufort County, S.C.

A glass manufacturer will be opening a new facility in Beaufort County this year. The $3.1 investment from Materials Research Group is expected to create 27 new jobs.


Frauenthal Gnotec announces 82 new jobs for Laurens County, S.C.

Frauenthal Gnotec announced in June it will invest $8.2 million to establish operations in Fountain Inn and expects to create 82 jobs. The Swedish manufacturer of metal components for the automotive industry will expand production into an existing 68,500-square-foot facility there.


East Tennessee manufacturer adds 200 jobs

A manufacturing plant in Alcoa is increasing its production. Arconic, a manufacturer of aluminum products, says it has added 100 people to its workforce and is hiring an additional 100 to fulfill contracts to make beverage cans.


Intertape Polymer Group adding 100 new jobs in Blythewood, S.C.

Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), a manufacturer of a variety of packaging materials, has announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The investment of more than $20 million is expected to create approximately 135 new jobs over the next five years.


Seventy-three new jobs coming to York County, S.C.

SouthWood Corporation, a provider of signage products and services, has announced plans to establish operations in Rock Hill. The $6.4 million investment will create 73 new jobs.


Bull Moose Tube bringing 50 more jobs to Steel Dynamics’ complex in Sinton, Texas

Missouri-based manufacturer Bull Moose Tube said recently it plans to build a pipe mill on the Steel Dynamics campus near Sinton, Texas. The company plans to hire 50 to produce hollow structural section steel and sprinkler pipe steel there.


Seating manufacturer bringing 100 jobs to Franklin, Tenn.

A South Korean manufacturer plans to bring 100 jobs to a new Franklin stamping plant. Daechang Seat Company manufactures metal seat components for Subaru, Hyundai and Kia.


Brewery hiring 300 for massive facility in Columbia, S.C.

Mark Anthony Brewing is nearing completion of a new $400 million state-of-the-art brewing and production facility in Columbia. Now the company needs to hire 300 people for one of the largest breweries built in the U.S. in more than 25 years.


Facebook spending tops $1 billion in Huntsville, Ala.

Facebook announced recently that its ongoing expansion in Huntsville will top $1 billion in capital investment. The social media giant also said that once the expansion is complete, it will employ more than 200 at the 2.5 million-square-foot campus.


Century begins expansion in Berkeley County, S.C.

Century Aluminum is expanding its Moncks Corner operations with a $60 million investment expected to create 100 jobs in the next few years.


U.K. manufacturer coming to Dan River Region of Virginia

A manufacturer of plastic and metal components for the aerospace and defense sectors will invest $6.4 million to establish its first U.S. operation in Cyber Park, jointly owned by the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County. The company, which will operate in the U.S. as Making Everything Possible LLC, will create 45 new jobs.


Mattress maker to open another South Carolina factory

A manufacturer of foam mattresses and pillows will establish a second factory in South Carolina. MLILY USA is opening a 300,000-square-foot facility with 150 workers in the Charlotte suburb of Rock Hill.


Siemens’ South Carolina plant expansion adds 180 jobs

Germany-based manufacturing conglomerate Siemens announced that it has finished a three-year, $36 million expansion of its facility in Roebuck, S.C., that pushed its headcount there to more than 500. The Spartanburg County factory makes critical products for the electrical grid.


Another manufacturer moving to Danville/Pittsylvania, Va.

Walraven will invest $7.15 million to relocate its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing operation from Cadillac, Mich., to the Danville-Pittsylvania County area, creating 46 jobs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Walraven makes installation systems such as pipe hangers and in-wall solutions for plumbing and mechanical applications.


Mohawk adding yarn production at Alabama plant

Mohawk Industries plans to introduce yarn production at its Roanoke manufacturing facility, creating 130 jobs in Randolph County, Ala.


Revol Greens expands to Texas

Revol Greens, a Minnesota-based producer of greenhouse lettuce, has plans to locate a new a manufacturing operation in Temple, Texas. The company plans to construct a 40-acre advanced greenhouse as part of an investment representing over $110 million. The company will also hire 150 for the facility.


Australian manufacturer opens first U.S. plant in Texas

Australia-based Wagners Composite Fibre Technologies will establish a new manufacturing facility in Parker County, Texas. The project is expected to create 304 new jobs. Wagners CFT makes fiberglass sections for use in bridges, boardwalks and marine infrastructure.


Trachte plans expansion at Alabama facility

Trachte Building Systems is planning an $11.5 million expansion of its Lamar County plant, which will create 70 jobs over the next three years in Vernon, Ala. The Wisconsin-based manufacturer of steel self-storage systems announced plans to expand its Roof Mart facility in northwest Alabama.


Cimarron Trailers adding 40 new jobs in Chickasha, Okla.

Cimarron Trailers, a manufacturer of aluminum trailers and stock boxes, announced plans to add 40 employees to its facility in Chickasha. The company, which primarily serves the equine industry, currently employs 132.


New $200 million San Antonio plant promises hundreds of jobs

Brooks, the South Side development in San Antonio, was recently the site of a ribbon-cutting on a new $200 million facility, promising to bring 300 more jobs to San Antonio. The massive 315,000-square-foot plant is home to Cuisine Solutions, a company that makes entrees and other menu items for restaurants, airlines and retail businesses across the globe. Cuisine Solutions currently employs about 200 people at Brooks and plans to increase that number to 500.


QVC expands in Florence County, S.C.

QVC, the home shopping network, is expanding its fulfillment center with a $27.5 million investment that is expected to create about 360 new jobs. QVC has been operating in the Palmetto State since 2007.


Medical scribe company expanding to Bryan, Texas

A medical company that planted roots in College Station back in 2019 is expanding and moving locations to Bryan. Skywriter MD plans to hire 100 to work in its virtual medical scribe service supporting healthcare systems in Brazos County and across the country.


Advocado to add 100 new jobs in St. Louis, Mo.

Advocado, an advertising technology company, announced it will add more than 100 high-paying jobs in St. Louis. The company began in 2017 as a startup with just seven employees. The new jobs will provide an average annual wage of more than $81,000.


Project Excalibur revealed in North Carolina

Aeronautical Systems Incorporated (ASI), a provider of engineering, manufacturing and MRO services for military platforms, will invest $5.6 million to expand its manufacturing services in Craven County, N.C. The investment is expected to create 30 new jobs over five years.


Missouri’s poorest region getting a boost with $75 million in investments

Missouri’s poorest region is getting an economic boost, with a $50 million peanut processing plant being built in southeast Missouri’s Kennett. Jonesboro-based Delta Peanut held a late May groundbreaking ceremony for the facility, which will create at least 50 new fulltime jobs. Construction is also set to begin soon on a new $25 million hospital in Kennett. The new hospital will have 49 beds and a 24-hour emergency room. The former Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett closed in 2018.


Firefly Aerospace adding 680 jobs in Cedar Park, Texas

Firefly Aerospace, a Cedar Park-based rocket maker, is expanding its operations in the suburb north of Austin and adding more than 600 jobs, with the help of $4.3 million in taxpayer-funded incentives. Firefly is among an emerging group of launch providers that serves the small satellite market.


Firestone to add 250 jobs in Whitley County, Ky

Firestone Industrial Products plans to create 250 full-time jobs in Williamsburg with a $50 million expansion of its automotive air springs manufacturing plant.

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