Governor Haslam

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Jackson Kayak to Expand, Open New Facility in White County

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 01:02 pm

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Jackson Kayak officials announced the company will invest $6.5 million to expand their current operations in Tennessee by opening a new manufacturing facility in Sparta at 3300 McMinnville Highway, the former Philips Lighting building. This expansion will create 250 new jobs in White County.

“We want to thank Jackson Kayak for expanding in Tennessee and creating these new jobs in Sparta and White County,” Haslam said. “In Tennessee we still make things. Whether its cars or kayaks and coolers, Tennesseans have a reputation for quality, well-made products, and these new jobs are another step in our efforts to become the No. 1 state in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Jackson Kayak is one of our state’s great success stories,” Boyd said. “They started from a small operation and have continued to grow, thanks to a reputation for making the absolute highest quality products, which are now popular all over the world. I am very excited to support Jackson Kayak’s expansion in Tennessee and appreciate the new jobs they are bringing to our communities and the impact this will have on White County and surrounding areas.”

Haslam Appoints Boniface Circuit Court Judge In Third Judicial District

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 02:13 pm

Replacement follows death of Judge Michael Faulk   
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Beth Boniface of Morristown as Circuit Court Judge for the Third Judicial District.
 
Boniface replaces Judge Michael Faulk, who died last November. The district serves Greene, Hamblen, Hancock and Hawkins counties.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Magneti Marelli to Expand Lighting Division in Giles County

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 09:00 am

Global Automotive Supplier to Create 450 New Jobs

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Magneti Marelli officials announced today that the company will expand its Automotive Lighting Division in Pulaski, Tennessee and create 450 new jobs.  The expansion will add 80,000 square feet to Magneti Marelli’s manufacturing facility located at 181 Bennett Drive and will supply head lamps to FCA, Mercedes, GM, Volkswagen and Honda vehicles.  

Haslam To Highlight Tennessee Reconnect Across The State This Week

Monday, April 06, 2015 | 07:03 am

Drive to 55 program for adults to attend a TCAT free of tuition and fees



NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight Tennessee Reconnect, a Drive to 55 initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology (TCAT) free of tuition and fees.


Haslam will kick off the week with an event at TCAT Nashville on Monday before traveling to Jackson and Memphis on Thursday and Chattanooga and Knoxville on Friday.

Haslam Announces Federal Disaster Assistance For 35 Counties

Thursday, April 02, 2015 | 11:18 am

Response to worst ice storm in two decades  
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide assistance to 35 counties still recovering from the severe winter storm of February 15 to February 22, 2015, that took 30 lives and caused widespread damage.
 
“This deadly and devastating storm required a comprehensive and coordinated response from many, and this federal assistance will hopefully provide some relief to these counties that are trying to recover and rebuild,” Haslam said.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Hicks Plastics to Open New Manufacturing Facility in Knox County

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 05:58 pm

Advanced Plastics Manufacturer to Invest $10.4 Million, Create Over 200 New Jobs
 
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Hicks Plastics officials announced today the company will open a new manufacturing facility in Knoxville in order to increase supplier efficiency. Hicks Plastics plans to invest $10.4 million to begin operations in an existing building located at 1821 Mid Park Dr., creating 202 new jobs in Knox County.

Haslam Introduces FY 2015-2016 Budget Amendment

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 08:59 am

Legislation includes significant education investments and funding for new state museum
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled additions to the FY 2015-2016 budget that will be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. 
 
The supplemental appropriations amendment to SB1399/HB1374 reflects $30 million more in recurring funding, which tracks closely to the governor’s original budget proposal presented to the General Assembly on February 9.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Pure Foods, Inc. to Locate U.S. Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Kingsport

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 08:41 am

Nutritious Snack and Convenience Food Manufacturer to Invest $22 Million, Create 273 Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Pure Foods, Inc. officials announced today the company has chosen Kingsport for its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing operations. The 88,000 square foot facility will be built on 35 acres and will serve markets primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico. 

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Nissan to Undergo Major Expansion at Smyrna Facility

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 02:09 pm

Automotive Manufacturer to Invest $160 Million, Support Creation of 1,000 New Jobs



NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Nissan North America officials announced today the company will invest $160 million to build a new supplier park at their Smyrna vehicle assembly plant. The project will support more than 1,000 newly created supplier jobs.  


Haslam Names Kevin Triplett Commissioner Of Tourist Development

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 10:50 am

Pigeon Forge executive Sande Weiss named co-chair of Tennessee Tourism Committee
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Kevin Triplett will join his cabinet as commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development.
 
Triplett, 49, is vice president of public affairs for Bristol Motor Speedway. Prior to joining BMS in 2005, he worked in various roles for NASCAR, ultimately serving as managing director of business operations, guiding the operation and administration of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series. He has twice been named one of NASCAR’s “25 Most Influential” by The Charlotte Observer.