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Toyota To Build Lexus ES 350 In Kentucky

The Lexus ES 350 (Photo: Toyota)

Toyota investing $360 million and creating 750 new jobs to produce 50,000 vehicles annually starting in 2015.

Grundfos Establishes N.A. Headquarters In Chicago Area, Plans Additional Jobs

Søren Sørensen (left) and Jes Munk Hansen (right) of Grundfos.

A global leader in developing high-tech water pumps and systems, the $4 billion company based in Denmark chose the Chicago area because of its proximity to the resurging manufacturing sector surrounding the Great Lakes and its open political climate promoting advancements in water infrastructure and sustainability.

HP Pelzer Locating New Manufacturing Facility In McMinn County, TN

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The Athens location will supply interior automotive products to numerous auto assembly plants including several in the Southeast. The company is beginning site prep this month with completion targeted for September 15, 2013.

First ACT Certified Work Ready Community Announced In Joplin, MO Area


Currently, 87 employers in Jasper County have declared their support for the NCRC as an element of hiring. More than 3,000 Jasper County individuals have earned the NCRC at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels since 2006, with more than 1,000 of those earned since January 2012.

TeleTech Customer Experience Center To Be Built In Paducah, KY

Teletech Paducah

TeleTech’s Paducah operations will include two facilities—one in the historic downtown area, and the other, a 30,000-square-foot building to be constructed in the city’s commerce park.

RV Components Producer Relocating Headquarters To Indiana

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With more than 5,200 full-time employees across the country, Drew Industries currently has approximately 3,400 employees in Indiana. The company has already begun hiring additional engineers, furniture assemblers, general laborers, drivers and welders in Elkhart County.