Clinical services, nutrition bars and millworking top the week’s expansion and job creation announcements:
In South Carolina, Physicians Choice Laboratory Services will establish its new facility in York County. The $24.1 million investment is expected to generate 364 new jobs. , The company, a provider of testing services to clinicians, will consolidate and expand its current operations in a new facility located in the Riverwalk Business Park in Rock Hill. The new facility is expected to be in operation by July 2013.
In Missouri, a company that provides temperature-controlled warehouse and transportation services to a variety of industries plans to construct a new cold storage and distribution center. The $14 million project is expected to create 52 new jobs. Arkansas-based Don’s Cold Storage is building the 150,000 square-foot facility at the Joplin/Webb City Industrial Park in Joplin.
In New York, NBTY has opened a new nutritional bar manufacturing plant in Amityville. The 66,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility will produce nutritional bars such as MET-Rx, Pure Protein and Good ‘n Natural. Once the plant is fully operational it will generate 1 million bars a day and create upwards of 150 jobs.
In Indiana, Regal Beloit Corp. plans to consolidate operations in Plainfield, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2015. The Wisconsin-based manufacturer of electrical and motion control products will invest $8.1 million to operate a 376,000 square-foot facility in Plainfield. Regal plans to move operations from multiple Midwest-based warehouses to the new regional distribution center.
In North Carolina, Woodgrain Millwork Inc, a leading producer of wood millwork, will locate a new facility in Caldwell County. The company plans to create 170 jobs and invest more than $8 million over the next five years in Lenoir. Woodgrain Millwork is a family-owned company headquartered in Idaho. Woodgrain’s millwork product lines include moulding, doors, and windows. The company employs more than 180 people at its facilities in Richmond and Union counties.
In Virginia, Weightpack Inc. is taking on a $2.6 million expansion of its Powhatan County plant and plans to relocate its headquarters there from Italy. The manufacturer of packaging machinery expects to create 35 jobs over the next year. It will build an 18,000-square-foot manufacturing and engineering office in Powhatan next to its existing building.