Statewide Camps Help Teachers Design Energy Education Programs
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Energy Division announced today that applications are now available online for the 2012 Energy Camps. The four-day educational sessions provide K-12 teachers with the information and resources needed to teach the science of energy and energy conservation in the classroom and to guide students in becoming leaders in their school and community.
Burial Caskets Manufacturer to Invest Nearly $7 Million, Create Approximately 35 New Jobs Over Three Years
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Coffee County officials to announce the decision by Batesville Casket to expand its Manchester, Tenn. facility, located at 175 Monogard Drive. The company will invest nearly $7 million and create approximately 35 jobs during a three-year period.
Pet Products Manufacturer to Create 33 New Jobs in Hawkins County
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with local officials and Ware Manufacturing, Inc. representatives to announce the company’s decision to expand its Surgoinsville facility. The expansion represents an investment of nearly $1.4 million and the creation of 33 manufacturing jobs in Hawkins County.
Trade Mission Focusing on Medical Device Manufacturers, Applications Due Feb. 1
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that Commissioner Bill Hagerty will lead ECD’s trade mission to China and South Korea April 15-21, 2012 that will focus on Tennessee’s medical device manufacturers and other health care companies. Applications are available at tn.gov/ecd/tntrade/trademission, along with a video explaining the trade mission. The deadline for companies to apply is Feb. 1. The trade mission is part of the recently announced TNTrade, a new initiative designed to help boost exports by Tennessee’s small- and medium-sized businesses.
Automotive Supplier to Create 25 New Positions
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Rutherford County officials, today announced that Topre America Corporation will open a manufacturing operation in Nissan North America’s Smyrna facility. The new location represents a multi-million dollar investment and the creation of 25 jobs.
Injection Molding Manufacturer to Create 58 New Jobs in Bedford County
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with representatives from Century Mold Co., Inc. to announce plans by the company to expand its Shelbyville facility located at 508 Blue Ribbon Parkway. The company will invest $4.2 million and create 58 manufacturing jobs.
Medical Device Manufacturer to Invest $4.8 Million, Create 40 New Jobs Over Five Years
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with officials from Shelby County to announce the decision by Launch Medical to expand in Bartlett, Tenn. The company will invest $4.8 million to fit out an existing building on Wolf Lake Road in Bartlett, creating 40 jobs during a five-year period to manufacture medical device prototypes.