Big Deals: Rounding Up Top Location and Expansion Projects

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In case you missed ‘em, some of the week’s top investments, site locations and job creation announcements:

DHL is moving ahead with a major expansion at its facility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport that will add 283 jobs. The company is building a 193,000-square-foot sorting facility at the site, where it located in 2009. DHL is investing $47 million in the expansion after spending $22 million in 2011. More on DHL’s plans here.

Germany’s largest privately owned dairy company and PepsiCo are teaming up on a yogurt manufacturing facility that will create 186 jobs. The facility will be located in Batavia NY, a community between Buffalo and Rochester. The $206 million project was assisted by several state and local incentives. More here.

XPO Logistics Inc., a leading third-party transportation logistics provider, in announcing the opening of its new North American Operations Center in the Charlotte USA region. The company plans to create at least 200 jobs over the next three years. More on that deal here.

In Kansas, exporting activity reached the second highest level on record in 2011, rising to $11.57 billion. Exports increased by more than 16 percent from 2010. The Kansas aircraft industry, which supplies nearly 40 percent of the world’s general aviation aircraft, led all export categories in the state. More here.

Bad Boy Mowers, which makes a variety of zero-turn mowers and multi-terrain vehicles,  plans to expand its operations in Batesville, where the company is also headquartered. Bad Boy will invest $7.4 million and add 150 positions, bringing Bad Boy’s total employment in Arkansas to more than 550. More on Bad Boy Mowers’ plans here.