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  • Haslam to attend grand opening of Hankook plant (1,800 jobs in Tennessee tire plant)

    10/17/2017 2:44:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Fresh off a trade mission to drum up more business from Asia, Gov. Bill Haslam is attending the grand opening South Korean tiremaker Hankook's new plant in Tennessee. Hankook broke ground on the $800 million plant in Clarksville in 2014. The company later announced it would move its North American headquarters from New Jersey to Nashville, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the new factory.....
  • Hyundai Dymos to bring 150 jobs to county (Georgia)

    10/17/2017 3:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The La Grange Daily News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Alicia B. Hill
    Hyundai Dymos is currently working on an expansion that will add another 150 jobs to its West Point plant next year. The West Point City Council has discussed the expansion previously and the Troup County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for the expansion on Tuesday. The agreement will allow Hyunai Dymos Georgia to expand its existing facility in West Point. The expansion project will be owned by the West Point Development Authority who plans to lease the property to Hyundai under the agreement. “Hyundai Dymos has a new $9.5 million expansion planned for the West Point facility...
  • Cedar Rapids company expanding, adding 800 jobs (Iowa, New Mexico and Texas)

    10/17/2017 3:11:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | October 17, 2017 | George C. Ford
    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids customer contact business plans to add 800 jobs over the next six months as it opens new call centers in Marshalltown, as well as Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas....
  • Bastian Solutions Investing $8M In Fifth Indiana Facility (Toyota-owned co. 87 "high paying" jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:30:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | October 16, 2017
    Bastian Solutions will build a new manufacturing center in Westfield, IN, creating up to 87 new, high-wage jobs by 2020. The global systems integrator and consulting firm was recently acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics, a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corporation. “Toyota Advanced Logistics and Bastian Solutions are honored to join the Westfield community, and we look forward to building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will not only provide jobs but also become a catalyst for the local economy,” said Michael Romano, president of Toyota Advanced Logistics. “Toyota has a long history in Indiana, and we hope to utilize that...
  • Company will grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste (21 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:20:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WCAV-TV ^ | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County....
  • Arthrex, Inc., Plans Manufacturing Complex in Sandy Springs, South Carolina (1,000 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:12:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Area Development ^ | October 16, 2017 | Staff
    Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Florida, is launching new manufacturing operations at 5500 Highway 76 in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years in Anderson County. Arthrex will be constructing a new 200,000-square-foot facility to manufacture its innovative orthopedic devices and implants. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the next 12 to 18 months. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. “Arthrex is pleased to...
  • Swiss rail car firm expected to bring 1,000 new jobs to northwest Salt Lake (Utah)

    10/15/2017 5:47:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | October 15, 2017 | Jasen Lee
    SALT LAKE CITY — A new manufacturing facility in the city's northwest quadrant is projected to bring 1,000 new jobs to the area over the next decade. Swiss-based railroad vehicle maker Stadler broke ground Friday on a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 150 S. 5600 West, where the company will build and assemble trains for transit properties throughout the United States and North America. Stadler currently leases space from the Utah Transit Authority at its Warm Springs facility at 900 N. 500 West that employs 115 workers. The expansion project is scheduled for development over 10 years or less, depending on...
  • Software company expands in Guilford County (North Carolina: 80 jobs averaging $57,829 a year)

    10/13/2017 12:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The News & Observer ^ | October 12, 2017 | Max Diamond
    Superion, a software company that provides service for non-profits and state governments, is expanding operations and adding jobs at its site in Guilford County. Over the next three years Superion plans to create 80 full-time jobs, at an average annual salary of $57,829, in High Point. The Guilford County average is $45,602. The company will also invest $3.6 million at the site. Currently, Superion has 170 employees in High Point. The new jobs will be in software development and customer support. Among Superion’s customers are law enforcement dispatch operations. The company’s “Freedom” is a phone app that gives police call...
  • Diversey Investing $6.5M In New South Carolina HQ (400 jobs)

    10/12/2017 12:42:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | October 11, 2017
    Diversey, a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, will locate its new 100,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at the Lakemont Business Park in York County, SC. An additional 18,500 square feet of lab space will also be created to develop cutting-edge technology for cleaning and hygiene operations. The project is expected to result in $6.1 million in investment and approximately 400 jobs. “I am extremely proud of building Diversey’s new global headquarters in York County, which will become the new home for our employees and their families,” said Diversey President and CEO Ilham Kadri. “Our new state-of-the-art campus will provide...
  • Alorica to create 400 jobs in Joplin (Full-time, Benefits available in Missouri)

    10/12/2017 12:16:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Joplin Globe ^ | October 10, 2017 | Jordan Larimore
    At a news conference Wednesday, global customer service company Alorica will announce the addition of 400 jobs to its Joplin contact center. All of the new jobs the company will be announcing full-time positions eligible for benefits, said Jacob Kramer, senior director, on Tuesday. Kramer said the company's clients have praised Alorica's customer service performance and wanted to expand the use of its services. Kramer declined to name any specific clients. The company's business model is set up where it secures contracts with companies to provide customer service specialists through its various centers around the globe. Alorica's website says it...
  • Del. Martin: 160 new jobs to Lewis County through oilfield services company (West Virginia)

    10/10/2017 9:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | October 10, 2017 | Staff
    JANE LEW— Fountain Quail Energy Services is bringing more than 160 new jobs to Lewis County as part of a new field office the oilfield services company is opening in the Jane Lew Industrial Park, according to Del. Patrick Martin, R-Lewis. “This is great news for our region and state,” Martin said. “When I learned that Fountain Quail was looking to open an office, the Jane Lew Industrial Park location seemed like an ideal fit, and I reached out to company officials to encourage them to consider it. While they looked at sites in other states, in the end Fountain...
  • Champion projects 200 jobs at new Vernon plant (Louisiana)

    10/09/2017 9:10:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Leesville Daily Leader ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jim Butler
    The Vernon Parish Police Jury on Monday approved Champion Home Builders for participation in the parish’s ad valorem tax exemptions under the industrial tax exemption program, clearing the way for a $1.3 million plant to build manufactured homes in Leesville. Jury President Jim Tuck said Champion plans to create 200 new direct jobs at the plant in Northside Industrial Park. “I am very proud for the City of Leesville, as well as the surrounding communities,” Leesville Mayor Rick Allen said. “The jobs that this company will provide are desperately needed. We have worked to lease the Industrial Park, not to...
  • Lena Dunham calls for men to denounce Harvey Weinstein

    10/09/2017 5:47:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | October 9, 2017 | DAVID CANFIELD
    The ‘Girls’ creator wrote an op-ed for the ‘New York Times’ in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein Lena Dunham has called out men in Hollywood for their “deafening silence” in the wake the sexual harassment allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. In a New York Times op-ed, the Girls creator and star claimed that while Weinstein is the most “powerful man in Hollywood to be revealed as a predator” and his alleged behavior is “a microcosm of what has been happening in Hollywood since always and of what workplace harassment looks like for women everywhere.” “A liberal-leaning...
  • Atlanta Havoc to bring pro indoor football to Buford City Arena (Georgia)

    10/08/2017 11:39:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | October 2, 2017 | Staff
    Indoor professional football is headed to the new Buford City Arena. The 5,500-seat facility will be home to the Atlanta Havoc, an expansion franchise in the American Arena League, which has teams spanning the East Coast from Florida to Vermont. The franchise is the second in the AAL in the state, joining the Macon-based Georgia Doom. An official press conference announcing the team’s arrival is planned for Oct. 12. “I am very excited to be the person to bring professional arena football to the area,” Havoc owner Tim Viens, a part-time driver on the NASCAR Camping World Series and Xfinity...
  • Vice President Pence Leaves 49ers Game After Players Protest During National Anthem

    10/08/2017 7:35:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KNTV-TV ^ | October 8, 2017 | Brendan Weber
    Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance for the Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday, but he wasn't there for long. That's because he left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis after several 49ers players took a knee for the playing of the national anthem. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, took to Twitter to announce his early departure, writing that he couldn't "dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem."(continued)
  • Amazon's Search for a Second Headquarters Could Weigh on Seattle's Growth

    10/07/2017 10:04:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 7, 2017 | Peter Grant
    Amazon.com Inc.'s decision to establish a second corporate headquarters is going to make some North American city very happy once the online retail behemoth announces its choice next year. But it will likely be bad news for Seattle, Amazon's longtime home, which has benefited enormously from the company's rapid growth. Analysts predict that much of the company's future expansion will be in its second headquarters. "It had generally been assumed that [Amazon's] growth would be concentrated in Seattle," said Dave Bragg, an analyst with Green Street Advisors, a real-estate research firm. "That now needs to be adjusted." Green Street, in...
  • Perrone Robotics to create 127 new jobs in Albemarle County (Virginia)

    10/07/2017 9:22:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Augusta Free Press ^ | October 7, 2017
    Perrone Robotics, a developer of autonomous car software, will invest $3.8 million to expand its research and development operation in Albemarle County to add to its test track and facilities. Virginia successfully competed against California, Michigan, and Pennsylvania for the project, which will create 127 new jobs over the next three years. “Entrepreneurial companies like Perrone Robotics are putting Virginia on the map for cutting-edge industry and the jobs that come with it,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the event. “This expansion is a testament to Virginia’s stellar technology workforce and competitive business climate, particularly for high-tech companies in sectors...
  • THE FAR RIGHT WON'T ACCEPT LAS VEGAS KILLER WAS A CHRISTIAN WHITE MALE

    10/06/2017 11:51:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 108 replies
    Newsweak ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 | ALEXANDER NAZARYAN
    The killer was a white guy, a Christian by birth if not belief. He was not radical, just a crazed man given the means by the gun lobby to terrorize innocent concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night, shooting to death 59 of them. Stephen C. Paddock was, by all accounts so far, an ordinary American. That is what most terrifies the right. And so, some on the far right have convinced themselves that Paddock could not be what he seems, what the authorities say he is. They say facts—alternative facts, perhaps—will inevitably reveal the truth, even as mainstream media...
  • UNCUT, UNEDITIED Interview With ABC LAS VEGAS & Tommy Sotomayor Speaking On The Tragedy

    10/06/2017 8:56:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    TNN NEWS RAW ^ | October 6, 2017 | Tommy Sotomayor
    UNCUT, UNEDITIED Interview With ABC LAS VEGAS & Tommy Sotomayor Speaking On The Tragedy
  • Hörmann, LLC To Establish Facility In White County (200 jobs in Tennessee)

    10/06/2017 8:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | October 5, 2017
    Hörmann, LLC officials announced Thursday that the company will invest nearly $64 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Sparta. Hörmann plans to create approximately 200 new jobs at the new operation in White County. “We are constantly trying to attract world-class companies like Hörmann to Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Hörmann’s investment in White County underscores the confidence global businesses have in Tennessee’s skilled workforce and business-friendly environment. I’d like to thank Hörmann for creating 200 well-paying jobs in the Upper Cumberland and bringing us one step closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for...