TriEnda, LLC, a privately held manufacturer of thermoformed plastics, will invest over $20 million in a 200,000-square-foot facility in Marion, creating 342 jobs. State and local officials pulled the deal together in a mere two months, meeting the company's accelerated timeline and providing $2.7 million in incentives and credits.
Columbus-based LHP Technologies has partnered with the Chinese company Techtop Industries to created Techtop LHP, which is building a $7.3 million logistics and manufacturing facility in Columbus that will employ 62 workers when it's fully operational in 2012. The company is located in the 150-acre Woodside Northwest Industrial Park, which opened officially in the spring of 2008. All told, LHP is creating 325 new jobs in Columbus.
Cummins Inc. will add approximately 500 professional employees to its work force during the next two years and will occupy an office facility being built as part of a downtown Columbus redevelopment project to meet the expected growth. The four-story, 100,000-square-foot building is scheduled to be completed in early 2009. The project also includes a parking garage for Cummins employees; both structures are located just south of the Cummins worldwide headquarters.
Muncie-Delaware County and the state of Indiana's ideal location, superior infrastructure, and aggressive $8+ million incentive package help land the North American headquarters and manufacturing center of Brevini USA and Brevini Wind. The county has a strategic focus on alternative energy and is committed to be the premier location and community of choice for these types of companies.
Michigan's success in attracting new investment and high-tech jobs by leading companies in alternative energy, defense, state-of-the-art manufacturing, information technology, and life sciences reflects our strong commitment to diversification through innovation and development of 21st century technologies, an unparalleled technical work force, and incentives creating a business-friendly climate fostering opportunity and growth.
The functions of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) shared services headquarters are being relocated from San Diego, Calif., and McLean, Virginia, to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where SAIC has had a presence for more than 30 years. As a result, 150 new jobs will be created in Oak Ridge. Leo Hazlewood, an SAIC senior executive, says the company was drawn to Oak Ridge because of its stable work force, modern telecom infrastructure, pro-business environment, and attractive quality of life.
Arkansas is home to several homegrown Fortune 500 companies including the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart. Our central location, pro-business environment, quality of life, and diversified economy make Arkansas the choice for business location and expansion.
Green Mountain Coffee purchased an existing 334,000-square-foot distribution center in Knox County's Forks of the River Industrial Park and has committed to creating 360 jobs and investing $56 million in new machinery and equipment. The new Knoxville plant, an expansion of the company's Vermont-based operations, will provide coffee roasting, packaging, and distribution operations.
RTI International Metals, Inc., a leading producer of titanium mill products and fabricated metal components, is opening a manufacturing facility in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia. The company will manufacture titanium for the aerospace industry, creating 150 new jobs. An available shell building met all the company's needs.
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