Governor Haslam

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Proper Polymers to Locate in Tennessee, Build New Manufacturing Facility in Giles County

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 09:01 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Proper Polymers officials announced today the company will invest $13.1 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Pulaski. Proper Polymers, a division of Proper Group International, will build a new injection molding plant, its first facility in Tennessee, and create 147 new jobs in Giles County.

“We want to welcome Proper Polymers to Tennessee and thank them for the new jobs they’re creating in Pulaski and Giles County,” Haslam said. “We’ve created a strong network of suppliers in Tennessee that continue to support the growth of our automotive industry, and today’s announcement is another step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee continues to set itself apart as a global leader in automotive manufacturing, an industry that provides more than 111,000 people with jobs in our state,” Boyd said. “We are not only supporting Proper Polymers’ immediate growth and expansion here, but also working to ensure they have the talent pipeline they will need for decades to come. I want to welcome Proper Polymers to Tennessee and thank them for the jobs they are creating in our communities.”

Haslam Makes Appointments To State Boards And Commissions

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 10:19 am

Governor appoints 201 Tennesseans to 87 boards and commissions
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 201 Tennesseans to 87 boards and commissions.
 
“Tennessee will be well represented by these men and women from across the state, and we appreciate their time and effort in serving the state on these boards and commissions,” Haslam said.

Missing in Action Soldiers Among Those Remembered by Governor Haslam

Friday, May 15, 2015 | 11:00 am
PFC Cecil Harris MIA January 2, 1945, Buried October 22, 2014
PFC Cecil Harris MIA January 2, 1945, Buried October 22, 2014
PFC Lotchie Jones MIA November 2, 1950, Buried March 6, 2015
PFC Lotchie Jones MIA November 2, 1950, Buried March 6, 2015
SPC Frederick Greene Killed November 5, 2009
SPC Frederick Greene Killed November 5, 2009

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including two service members previously missing in action for several decades. Haslam presented surviving family members with the Honor and Remember Flag and an Iris which is the official state flower.


Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Community Health Systems to Expand Current Operations, Build New Facility

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 10:06 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Community Health Systems Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wayne T. Smith announced today that CHS will invest $66 million to expand its current operations in Tennessee by constructing a new Shared Services Center in Nashville. Through this expansion, the national healthcare company will create 1,500 new jobs over the next five years.

“We want to thank Community Health Systems for this investment in Middle Tennessee and the new jobs they are creating in Davidson County,” Haslam said. “Companies right now have a choice between not only what states they want to do business in but what countries, and when a company like CHS chooses to expand right here in Tennessee, it speaks volumes to the rest of the world about the high quality business environment we have and our talented workforce.”

“Community Health Systems is a valued partner that’s been supporting the growth and prosperity of this region for decades,” Boyd said. “Thanks to companies like Community Health Systems and their continued investment, Tennessee is a hub for the nation’s healthcare industry. I appreciate Community Health Systems’ decision to once again grow their business here and the new jobs they are creating for our communities.”

Haslam Announces Departure Of Chief of Staff

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 02:14 pm

 
Cate to return to the private sector
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Mark Cate, the governor’s chief of staff, will be leaving the administration to return to the private sector to establish a strategic consulting and management firm.
 
“Mark has been a key player and a valuable part of our team since my first campaign for governor,” Haslam said.  “He is talented at keeping a lot of balls in the air at the same time and keeps us moving forward as a team.  I wish him and his family all the best in his new endeavors.  I will miss having him in the Governor’s Office.” 

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Atwood Mobile to Expand Current Operations in Robertson County

Friday, May 08, 2015 | 08:01 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Atwood Mobile officials announced the company will invest $3.2 million to expand their current operations by building on to the existing Tennessee Recreational Vehicle (RV) appliance manufacturing facility at 6320 Kelly Willis Rd. in Greenbrier. This expansion will create 178 new jobs in Robertson County over the next three years.

“We want to thank Atwood Mobile for choosing to reinvest in Tennessee and for creating these new jobs in Greenbrier and Robertson County,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s geographic location and strong infrastructure offer companies like Atwood Mobile the opportunity to grow and succeed, and today’s announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“From our business-friendly environment and solid infrastructure, to the wonderful employees who put their heart and soul into their work, Tennessee has a lot to offer companies like Atwood Mobile,” Boyd said. “We truly value the relationships that are forged as a result of strong partnerships we have with the businesses that choose to invest and grow in Tennessee. I want to thank Atwood Mobile for their confidence in us and the new jobs they’re creating in our communities.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Cirrus Aircraft to Establish New Customer Experience Center at McGhee Tyson Airport

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 | 07:05 am

 

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier today announced the company will expand into Tennessee with its new Cirrus Customer Experience Center, called the ‘Vision Center,’ to be located at the McGhee Tyson Airport in Blount County. The new location will create 170 jobs in the Knoxville area and represents a $15 million investment. 

 

“Cirrus Aircraft will feel right at home here as a company that sets the standard for innovation in its industry, and we want to thank Cirrus for bringing its new customer experience facility to East Tennessee,” Haslam said.  “Tennessee has incredible resources such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex that can help attract aerospace companies, and today’s announcement is another significant step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Topre America to Expand, Build New Manufacturing Facility in Smyrna

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 09:01 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Topre America officials announced today the company will invest $53.3 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Smyrna, expanding on their current operations based inside the Nissan Smyrna plant. This expansion will allow the automotive parts manufacturer to increase production efficiency and create 100 new jobs in Rutherford County.

“We want to thank Topre America for their continued investment in Tennessee and creating these new jobs in Rutherford County,” Haslam said. “Today’s announcement speaks volumes about the state’s talented workforce and their commitment to craftsmanship, and these new jobs support our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Topre America’s expansion in Tennessee reinforces our automotive manufacturing strength and our ability to build great partnerships with existing businesses,” Boyd said. “The most important asset for Topre America or any Tennessee company is its workforce, and with our game-changing workforce alignment efforts, we can guarantee a pipeline of talent for years to come. I really appreciate Topre America’s investment and the new jobs they are bringing to our communities.” 

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce General Mills to Expand Current Operations in Rutherford County

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 08:06 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today the global manufacturer will expand current operations in Rutherford County. General Mills will invest $250 million to increase capacity at the Murfreesboro facility, creating 117 new jobs in Rutherford County.

“We want to thank General Mills for choosing to expand in Tennessee and for creating these new jobs in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County,” Haslam said. “Companies have a choice in where they do business, and we know that the majority of new jobs created in our state come from businesses that are already located here. We work hard to help existing industries expand in Tennessee, and these new jobs support our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“I am really glad to see General Mills expanding in Tennessee,” Boyd said. “It’s always exciting when a company that already has a presence here can continue to grow and add more employees. I want to thank General Mills for their investment and the new jobs they’re creating in our community.”

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.”