Governor Haslam

Eight Tennessee Counties To Receive Federal Disaster Assistance

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 05:01 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, Tipton counties   


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide public assistance to eight counties due to the severe winter weather that brought snow, ice and sleet accumulations to the state from March 2 to March 4, 2014.


The presidential disaster declaration will allow government entities and certain private non-profits in Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties to apply for reimbursement of specific expenses related to disaster response and recovery. 

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Enovate Medical to Expand U.S. Corporate Headquarters in Rutherford County

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 | 09:44 am

Medical Technology Company to Create 410 New Jobs

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Enovate Medical officials today announced the company will expand operations at its U.S. headquarters facility located at 1152 Park Ave. in Murfreesboro, Tenn. and create 410 new jobs over the next five years. The expansion in Rutherford County represents an investment of $13.1 million by the medical device and technology company and stems from the consolidation of operations at its Canton, Mich. facility.

Haslam Requests Disaster Declaration for March Storm

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 | 02:23 pm

Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today requested a presidential disaster declaration for nine counties as a result of extreme winter weather on March 2-4, 2014.
 
The federal assistance programs would provide access to a 75 percent reimbursement of the eligible costs to Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, and Tipton counties. This request also includes the hazard mitigation program on a statewide basis.

Haslam Appoints Bivins To Tennessee Supreme Court

Friday, April 04, 2014 | 08:21 am

Replaces retiring Justice William C. Koch Jr.  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Judge Jeff Bivins, a member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice William C. Koch Jr., who is retiring July 15, 2014.


“I had the opportunity to appoint Judge Bivins to the Court of Criminal Appeals, and he has served the state extremely well in that role,” Haslam said. “Tennesseans will benefit from his vast experience as he moves to our state’s highest court.” 

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Aspen Technologies, Inc. to Locate Manufacturing Facility in Manchester

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 | 10:01 am

Polyurethane Foam Products Manufacturer to Invest $5.1 Million, Create 161 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Aspen Technologies, Inc. officials today announced the company will locate a new polyurethane foam molding plant in the Manchester Industrial Park. With a goal of doubling its molding capacity by opening the Manchester facility, the company will invest $5.1 million and create 161 new jobs over the next five years in Coffee County.

“I want to welcome Aspen Technologies to Tennessee and thank the company for choosing Manchester for its newest manufacturing operations,” Haslam said. “When a company chooses Tennessee for a new facility, it sends a strong message about our business-friendly environment, and today’s announcement supports our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

More Than $15.1 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 11:24 am

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that five communities, two utility districts and two water/wastewater authorities have been approved to receive more than $15.1 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Flowers Foods, Inc. to Open Knoxville Bakery

Friday, March 21, 2014 | 02:33 pm

Bakery to produce Nature’s Own, Merita, and Wonder breads and create more than 100 jobs over time

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Flowers Foods officials today announced Flowers Foods will make a significant investment in Knox County by opening the bakery on NW Park Drive in Knoxville. The bakery is scheduled to open in late May with one bread line and over time, is expected to create more than 100 jobs.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Greenfield Products to Expand Union City Operations

Monday, March 17, 2014 | 03:00 pm

Custom Heavy Equipment Manufacturer to Invest $6.3 Million, Create 100 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Greenfield Products officials announced today the company will expand their operations in Union City, investing $6.3 million and creating 100 new jobs during the next two years in Obion County. A leading manufacturer of custom heavy equipment attachments, Greenfield Products will add an additional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space to their current facility located at 3920 Greenfield Drive.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Fresenius Medical Care to Locate New Manufacturing Operations in Knox County

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 03:26 pm

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Fresenius Medical Care officials today announced the company will locate its new East Coast manufacturing facility in the Panasonic building in the Forks of the River Industrial Park in Knoxville. Fresenius Medical Care will invest up to $140 million in the project and correspondingly create approximately 665 new jobs in Knox County over the next several years.
 
“I want to thank Fresenius Medical Care for investing in Tennessee, and I appreciate the new jobs being created in Knox County,” Haslam said. “Here in Tennessee we’re working to create an environment where companies like Fresenius Medical Care can succeed and expand, and today’s announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
 
“Fresenius Medical Care’s decision to locate a new manufacturing facility in Knox County demonstrates how Tennessee’s strengths are aligned with the needs of the global business community,” Hagerty said. “As a company with operations in more than 120 countries, Fresenius Medical Care understands the competitive advantages our state offers with its business friendly environment, quality workforce and excellent location. I am pleased to welcome Fresenius Medical Care to Tennessee, and I appreciate the significant investment this leading health care company is making in our state and its citizens.”

Haslam Appoints Carma Dennis McGee Chancellor In 24th District

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | 05:22 pm

Replaces the late Chancellor Ron E. Harmon


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Carma Dennis McGee of Savannah as chancellor in the 24th Judicial District.  She replaces Chancellor Ron E. Harmon, who died September 14, 2013.


McGee will serve immediately upon her appointment and be up for election this August.  The 24th Judicial District serves Decatur, Henry, Carroll, Benton and Hardin counties.