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  • Crystal Group Inc. Plans $17.5 Million Expansion In Hiawatha, Iowa (45 new jobs)

    04/22/2017 12:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Area Devolopment ^ | April 21, 2017 | Staff
    Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, announced plans for a $17.5M business expansion development in Hiawatha, Iowa. The current industrial site, located at 855 Metzger Road will be completely developed for a new 111,500 square foot office and manufacturing location to expand production capacity and drive continued growth. The project will create 45 new jobs in manufacturing, engineering and sales. Crystal Group Inc. received regulatory and governmental approval and financial assistance for the project. Crystal Group Inc. is an employee-owned small business providing server, switch, display, storage and embedded computer architectures and related integration services for...
  • Suffolk County Town Reeling After Four Murders; MS-13 Suspected

    04/22/2017 7:46:38 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 21, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—The air was thick with equal parts of hope and frustration at a community meeting in Central Islip on April 18, just a few blocks from where four young men were found murdered less than a week prior. Politicians, law enforcement, and hundreds of citizens turned out to voice their fears and concerns. Rep. Peter King (R–N.Y.) spoke of the MS-13 gang, which police say is suspected to be behind the murders. “MS-13 has to be crushed, it has to be defeated, it has to be destroyed,” King said. He was echoing the sentiment coming from the top...
  • Roper hiring 100: GDOL to help Roper recruit in Fort Oglethorpe (Georgia)

    04/21/2017 9:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Catoosa County News ^ | April 21, 2017 | Press release
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Roper Corporation recruit 100 assemblers to work in LaFayette. The recruitment will be held on Friday, April 28, from 3-5 p.m. at the Fort Oglethorpe City Hall located at 500 City Hall Dr. GDOL staff will be on site to assist applicants. Salaries will begin at $12.65 an hour. All applicants must be at least 18 years old. No experience is required for applicants who have a high school diploma, or a General Education Diploma (GED). However, applicants who do not have a high school diploma, or GED, must have at least...
  • Campbell Soup warehouse will create 160 jobs (Ohio)

    04/21/2017 5:55:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Courier ^ | April 21, 2017 | Lou Wilin
    Campbell Soup Supply Co. will start construction of a 741,000-square-foot warehouse on Findlay’s north end by June. The warehouse will employ 160 when it opens by summer 2018, south of Hancock County 212 and the McLane Co. distribution center, said Tim Mayle, director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development. It will be shipping Campbell Soup to supermarkets and to individuals ordering food online, Mayle said. Plans for the warehouse were approved Thursday by the Findlay City Planning Commission. Separately, NWO (Northwest Ohio Orthopedics & Sports Medicine) won planning commission approval to build a 13,332-square-foot surgery center at the northeast corner of...
  • Amazon To Create 2,500 Full-time Jobs With Three New Jersey Fulfillment Centers

    04/21/2017 5:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    Amazon.com Inc. said Friday that it will create 2,500 full-time jobs in New Jersey through three new fulfillment centers. The state already has seven facilities. Employees at the new Cranbury Township and Logan Township centers will pick, pack and ship larger items like patio furniture and music equipment. Workers at the Edison fulfillment center will handle smaller items like books and toys. Amazon announced in January that it would create 100,000 jobs over the course of 18 months, many in fulfillment centers. Amazon shares are up 0.2% in premarket trading and up 43% over the past year. The S&P 500...
  • Abstrakt Marketing Group looks to add 100 jobs and help revive Laclede's Landing (Missouri)

    04/20/2017 10:18:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jacob Barker
    Metro transit’s former headquarters in Laclede’s Landing is slated to be converted into 26 new apartments and offices for hundreds of new workers that a marketing agency next door plans to add. St. Louis Development Corp. approved on Thursday using $5 million in New Markets Tax Credits for the $11 million project led by Brian and Mike Minges of Advantes Development, according to an SLDC report. Advantes plans to put 26 apartments into the rehabbed, century-old warehouse that from 1982 until 2015 housed the offices of the region’s mass transit operator, Metro. Metro is now based in the Metropolitan Square...
  • Gunfire sensors credited with swift arrest of shooter targeting whites in Fresno

    04/20/2017 9:49:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CTV News ^ | April 20, 2017 | Scott Smith, The Associated Press
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer credited the technology Wednesday with the swift capture of Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old black man who authorities say killed three people Tuesday in a bid to wipe out as many whites as possible. "He was in custody within 4 minutes and 13 seconds," Dyer said Wednesday at a news conference where he...
  • Chinese pet food company to bring 70 jobs to Arkansas

    04/20/2017 6:06:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KTHV-TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Staff and The Associated Press
    DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Chinese company that makes food for pets has announced plans to open in Arkansas and bring 70 jobs to the state. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced Monday that Pet Won Pet Products will locate in Danville in a plant formerly occupied by Petit Jean Poultry....
  • Drones creating thousands of new jobs in Florida

    04/20/2017 5:48:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WFTS-TV ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Hollenbeck
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Thousands of new jobs are coming to every industry in Florida and it's all because of drones. “I can have fun and I can get paid wooh!” Shawn Morse typically gets that reaction when he sells drones to customers from his TB Drones and Hobby Store on Ulmerton Road. St. Petersburg College professors typically get that reaction too when they introduce students to careers with drones. Nearly every industry from emergency workers to realtors are turning to the high flying contraptions. “The industry is just going to blow up,” explained Program Coordinator Fred Tucker, who coordinates the...
  • Huffcut Concrete proposes $20M expansion in Chippewa County (120 jobs in Wisconsin)

    04/20/2017 11:45:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WQOW-TV ^ | April 19, 2017 | Kaitlyn Riley
    Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - More than 100 new jobs could come to Chippewa County if a proposal by Huffcut Concrete is approved. The Chippewa Falls company wants to build a new division in the Lake Wissota Business Park. Huffcut makes precast concrete products, but Chippewa Falls Mayor Greg Hoffman said the new business will focus on manufacturing buildings. Hoffman said the $20 million project would be completed in phases and could create 120 jobs. This comes weeks after the Mills Fleet Farm Distribution Center received approval to move into the same industrial park. Hoffman said the growing businesses benefit not...
  • Data center project applauded (40 jobs in rural Virginia)

    04/19/2017 8:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Coalfield Progress ^ | April 19, 2017
    State and local officials gathered in Wise this afternoon to formally announce the anticipated creation of 40 jobs at DP Facilities Inc.’s Mineral Gap data center in the Lonesome Pine Business and Technology Park. A press conference beginning at 2 p.m. at The Inn at Wise highlighted details about the more than 65,000-square-foot facility, which was completed in October 2016. In a press release issued today, DP Facilities President Mark Gerard announced that Mineral Gap, a mission critical Tier III data center, represents a $65 million construction investment on 22 acres in the tech park. “Mineral Gap will provide continuous...
  • Opelika council approves Hanwha project that will provide 100 full-time jobs (Alabama)

    04/19/2017 8:06:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Opelika-Auburn News ^ | April 19, 2017 | Lindy Oller
    The Opelika City Council voted Tuesday to enter into a project agreement with Hanwha Advanced Materials America that will create 100 full-time jobs. The company’s project involves a 120,000 square foot expansion to its existing facility at 4400 Northpark Drive in the Northeast Industrial Park and will have a capital investment of $19.8 million. This will be the seventh expansion the company has done since it opened in 2005, according to Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller. He said the company’s capital investment and number of jobs created over the 12-year span is $80 million and 400 jobs. Council members also approved...
  • ExxonMobil and SABIC pick Texas site over Louisiana for massive petrochemical complex (4,100 jobs)

    04/19/2017 10:05:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Advocate ^ | April 19, 2017 | Staff
    The battle between Louisiana and Texas for ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and Saudi Basic Industries Corp.'s "world-scale" petrochemical complex is over, and Texas won. The partners have chosen a site in San Patricio County, Texas, for the proposed petrochemical plant, which will provide the building blocks for polyester, anti-freeze, plastic bottles and food packaging. Ascension and St. James parishes were among the four sites considered for the plant. The fourth also was in Texas. The proposed multibillion-dollar investment would include an ethane steam cracker capable of producing nearly 2 million tons of ethylene a year. If built, the project would create...
  • Auto supplier Continental creating 160 jobs in western NC

    04/19/2017 9:44:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The News & Observer ^ | April 18, 2017 | David Ranii
    Automotive supplier Continental plans to invest more than $40 million and create 160 new jobs over the next five years at its brake systems manufacturing facility in the western North Carolina town of Morganton. Continental, a German company whose North American headquarters is in Auburn Hills, Mich., is eligible to receive up to $1.6 million in state Job Development Investment Grant incentives if it meets its job and investment targets, according to the office of Gov. Roy Cooper. “Thanks to the generous support of the state and local officials, we are pleased to make an investment that plans to expand...
  • BT 1100 Arrested For Burning & T0rturing Her Infant Child Because The Father Got A New Girlfriend%

    04/19/2017 6:08:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    TNN RAW 3 ^ | April 18, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    BT 1100 Arrested For Burning & T0rturing Her Infant Child Because The Father Got A New Girlfriend%
  • Buncombe commissioners help company bring 550 jobs to area (North Carolina)

    04/19/2017 12:31:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WLOS-TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Aaron M. Adelson|
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved an $881,960 economic incentive for Avadim Technologies, which promises to create more than 550 full-time jobs and invest $20 million. Avadim is a medical company that works to make people immune from infection. "Today's health care system is sick care. We wait until you get to sick versus what we really envision, and what's really coming is health care, preventing things before you ever get to that place," Avadim Technologies CEO Stephen Woody said. Of the new jobs, 100 would pay $89,440, 162 would pay $64,480 and 290 would pay...
  • Vet Carries Woman & Flag Across Boston Marathon Finish Line With Prosthetic Leg

    04/18/2017 7:18:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    Heroes can emanate from all walks of life, but this particular hero is the gift that just keeps on giving. Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville is receiving a ton of attention, and rightfully so, for what he did during the Boston Marathon on Monday. Granville could be seen around mile 26 carrying a woman on his shoulders, along with an American flag, so that she could cross the finish line. There hasn’t been word yet on why the woman needed to be carried, but when it comes to marathons, injuries and cramping are commonplace. Regardless of the reason, Granville decided...
  • Johnson County (no, not that one) lands $110M Dollar Tree facility (375 jobs in Missouri)

    04/18/2017 5:20:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Business Journal ^ | April 18, 2017 | Rob Roberts
    Dollar Tree Inc. will build a new $110 million, 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility in Johnson County. Too bad for the Kansas City metro area that it will be in the Johnson County, Mo., city of Warrensburg — not in Johnson County on the Kansas side. The Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday that Dollar Tree (Nasdaq: DLTR) will create 375 jobs within three years at the new facility, which will support the retailer’s store network in the Midwest. Tim Cowden, CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council, said Dollar Tree was “only considering rural markets within the KC...
  • Rare certification could mean jobs for Southern Oklahoma (4,000 to 7,000 jobs)

    04/18/2017 5:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KXII-TV ^ | April 17, 2017 | Andrew Freeman
    ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII)-- The hope of anywhere from 4-7,000 new jobs, and economic growth, follows a certification given to a Texoma Industrial park. The Ardmore Airpark is 1,700 acres of land, with the potential to house 5,000,000 square-feet of development, and create 4-7,000 jobs. And now its certified by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, which uses nine different metrics to grade and certify land. There's only 10 certified sites in the whole country. "It's a big deal for Southern Oklahoma, its a big deal for Ardmore, and its a game changer." Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said. B.N.S.F looks at...
  • Walgreens adding more than 140 jobs at Alabama customer service center

    04/18/2017 3:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | April 18, 2017 | Lucy Berry
    Walgreens will create more than 140 new jobs at its customer service center in Muscle Shoals. Made In Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Department of Commerce in Montgomery, announced the news on its website Tuesday, saying the new positions will bring the total Muscle Shoals workforce to about 600. Pay will start at $10.50 an hour. Allison Mack, a spokeswoman for Walgreens in Illinois, said the jobs will be filled by late July. The positions will cover all shifts, and full-time employees will be offered benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as stock purchase...