Integrity Tool & Mold to Expand, Build New Facility

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 10:09 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Integrity Tool & Mold, Inc. officials announced an expansion of the company’s operations in Pulaski, Tenn. Integrity will build a new 42,850 square foot engineering and manufacturing facility at 301 Integrity Lane, which will replace their current location at 1770 Braly Lane. The expansion represents a $6.3 million investment and will create 45 new jobs.

“When established companies choose to reinvest with our state, they are paying Tennessee the highest compliment while further strengthening the surrounding communities' economies,” Hagerty said. “Integrity is a prime example of how Tennessee’s business-friendly climate and exceptional infrastructure allow companies to grow and expand, serving customers all over the world. Integrity is a valued corporate citizen and I am grateful for the new jobs they will bring to Giles County.”

United Stainless, Inc. Announces Expansion of Selmer Facility

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 11:03 am

Tubing Manufacturer Invests $3.4 Million, Creates 25 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with United Stainless, Inc. President Greg Sturicz announced today the company will expand its facility in Selmer, Tenn. The stainless steel tubing manufacturer is expanding one of its existing product lines to offer custom cutting and fabricating, resulting in a $3.4 million investment and the addition of 25 new manufacturing positions over the next two years.

Haslam Announces IBM Executive as Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 10:40 am

Greg Adams to join governor’s staff July 8

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Greg Adams will join the governor’s senior team as chief operating officer.  In the governor’s ongoing effort to make Tennessee the best managed state in the nation, Adams’ role will be to work with state departments to ensure they’re operating in the most efficient and effective way possible.

“Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to state government,” Haslam said.  “It says a lot for our state that we’re able to attract this caliber of talent.  Greg will bring a fresh perspective to the work we’re doing every day to serve Tennessee taxpayers in the most efficient and effective way.  I am grateful that he is willing to serve in this capacity.”

SO.F.TER. GROUP to Establish Headquarters for the Americas in Wilson County

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 10:07 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with SO.F.TER. GROUP officials today announced the company will build its first U.S. operation in Wilson County. The new building will be located on 21 acres off of Highway 109 in Lebanon and will serve as SO.F.TER.’s headquarters for the Americas. The construction of this new business represents an $11.5 million investment and the creation of 50 new jobs, with ultimate site employment expected to exceed 150.

“I have enjoyed getting to know SO.F.TER. management and appreciate their decision to locate in Tennessee,” Hagerty said. “SO.F.TER.’s investment underscores the momentum our state is enjoying in such a globally competitive market as companies seek the best location for long-term capital investment. We congratulate SO.F.TER. on this move and welcome them to Tennessee as a valued corporate citizen for many years to come.”

Season Two of “Nashville” to Begin Shooting in July

Monday, June 24, 2013 | 04:55 pm
Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes and Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes
Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes and Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes

ECD Approves Grant to Support Local Production, Metro Nashville to File Incentive Legislation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “Nashville,” the ABC television show filming its second season in Music City, is slated to begin principal photography in mid-July on 24 new episodes.  Pre-production has already begun.  As a result, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) announced today it has approved a grant of up to $12.5 million to support the local production.  The Mayor’s Office for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County has also agreed to provide financial incentives for season two of the television show.

TDH Partners with Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS to Provide Free HIV Testing

Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 12:42 pm

National HIV Testing Day is June 27

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health will join a coalition of health providers and partners across the nation in observing National HIV Testing Day on Thursday, June 27. As part of this effort to raise awareness and promote prevention of HIV, TDH is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to provide free HIV testing at Walgreens stores across Tennessee June 27-29. TDH encourages all sexually active Tennesseans, regardless of age, to get tested for HIV.

Haslam Announces Claude Ramsey to Retire

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

Deputy to the Governor has played significant role in administration achievements to date
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Deputy to the Governor Claude Ramsey will retire at the end of August to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren in Chattanooga.
Ramsey has been integral to Haslam on several key initiatives, including civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.

Gov. Haslam Awards Clean Tennessee Energy Grant to Oak Ridge

Monday, June 17, 2013 | 04:04 pm

Project Promotes Energy Efficiency Lighting, Benefiting the Environment and Bottom Line

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the city of Oak Ridge is receiving $200,000 in Clean Tennessee Energy Grant funding to replace and retrofit existing fluorescent lighting fixtures to LED lighting in the Oak Ridge Municipal Building and the Oak Ridge Civic Center Complex.