Jun 1, 2012
Bill McMeekin
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Job Creation and Investment: Centene, New York Blower, Big Ass Fans

Carey Smith, owner of Big Ass Fans in Lexington KY

If you’re a fan of fans, this week’s roundup of job creation, investment and site location announcements is for you:

In Kentucky, New York Blower Co. will locate a new manufacturing facility in Grayson County, creating 125 new, full-time jobs. The Chicago-based company, which makes premium-quality, engineered fans and blowers for the industrial marketplace, plans to purchase an existing facility and will invest $4.8 million as part of the project.

Speaking of fans and Kentucky, Big Ass Fans will build a 72,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its  45,000-square-foot research and testing facility at its home base in Lexington. The project will add 150 jobs and entail an $8 million investment. The company is a leading manufacturer of ceiling fans for industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential customers.

In South Carolina, SEW-Eurodrive Inc., a maker of  industrial gear motors and electronics, will expand its current operations in Spartanburg County. The $20 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs.

In Texas, Centene Corp. will open its third U.S. claims center in Tyler. Contingent upon completion of a local incentive package, Centene will create more than 300 jobs and $15 million in capital investment. Centene provides health care related services to organizations and individuals. The Tyler facility will processing claims from physicians, hospitals and other health care providers. The state is  investing $1.3 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) for the project.

And in Wisconsin, Total Administrative Services Corp.,a provider of tax-advantaged medical and other benefits account management services, is expanding and upgrading its Madison  facility, creating up to 102 new jobs. TASC is a provider of tax-advantaged medical and other benefits account management service

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