“Tennessee has lost a hero and a distinguished statesman, and I have lost a friend and mentor.
“Tennessee has lost a hero and a distinguished statesman, and I have lost a friend and mentor.
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with ForceX officials today announced the software company will open a new location in Nashville. Driven by significant company growth, its national customer base and a desire to be part of the technology and entrepreneurial community Nashville offers, ForceX selected an area near downtown Nashville as the perfect location for its central hub of operation, which will also include its headquarters. The company plans to invest $1.8 million and create 175 jobs over the next five years at its new location at The Sheds on Charlotte development at 2200 Charlotte Ave.
“I want to thank ForceX for continuing to invest in Tennessee and the new jobs being created in Middle Tennessee,” Haslam said. “When companies like ForceX choose to make Tennessee their home, it highlights our commitment to growing existing business and this announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Tennessee is becoming nationally recognized for its entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing talent from all corners of the globe,” Hagerty said. “Our state has a rich history of producing cutting edge ideas that change the way the world operates. Under Tracy Guarino’s effective leadership, ForceX is leading the way in new and vital technologies that set Tennessee apart. I am pleased ForceX can take advantage of the support that exists to grow technology companies, and I appreciate the high quality jobs they are creating in the Nashville area. I look forward to their continued presence and further expansion in Tennessee.”
$883,000 grant funds Pedestrian/Greenway Project downtown
SPRINGFIELD – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today an $882,943 transportation alternative grant to the city of Springfield to build a major component of the city’s Greenway Master Plan.
Phase III of the Pedestrian/Bicycle Greenway Project includes pedestrian and bicycle facilities along portions of South Main Street, Central Avenue West, John L. Patterson Street, and Bransford Drive. Phase III will also connect the southern portion of Springfield with the Central Business District and includes 4,000 linear feet of concrete path. New landscaping, benches, bike racks, and decorative lighting will be added.
$398,000 grant funds connect three parks along Marks Creek
ASHLAND CITY – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $398,447 transportation alternative grant that will connect three parks along Marks Creek in Ashland City.
The Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail Project is located along the bank of Marks Creek near three city parks and SR 49. The project will provide trail connections to all three parks, which are currently only accessible by automobile. It includes more than 2,000 linear feet of 10-foot wide asphalt trail, a bridge, boardwalk, retaining walls, fencing, and a trailhead with amenities. New signs, benches, and landscaping will also enhance the scenic character of the town’s greenway system.
Diverse panel highly qualified
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a special Tennessee Supreme Court to hear a case from which four Supreme Court justices have recused themselves.
The highly qualified and diverse appointees represent the three grand divisions of Tennessee.
Automotive Components Manufacturer to Invest $17 Million, Create 101 New Jobs
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Hatch Stamping Company officials announced today the company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Portland in an effort to expand its footprint in the Southeast. With a goal of being fully operational by January 2015, the Michigan-based automotive components manufacturer will invest $17 million in an existing facility and create 101 new jobs in Robertson County.
“I want to welcome Hatch Stamping Company to Tennessee and congratulate the company on its latest expansion,” Haslam said. “Hatch Stamping’s decision to locate a new manufacturing facility in Portland is another example of the business-friendly climate our state offers to companies around the world, and it reinforces our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Tennessee boasts a number of advantages that make our state stand at the forefront when business owners are considering expansion -- including our favorable central location and qualified, dedicated workforce,” Hagerty said. “Our specialized automotive workforce is a significant competitive advantage for Tennessee, and I couldn’t be more pleased to see Hatch Stamping leverage this strength for our state. I appreciate the company’s decision to locate in Portland and wish them much continued success in the future.”
Replacement for Judge Holly Kirby
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Chancellor Kenny W. Armstrong of Memphis to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. The appointment will be effective September 1, 2014.
Armstrong, 66, replaces Judge Holly Kirby, who has been appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Pacific Industries officials today announced the automotive parts manufacturer will construct and operate a new manufacturing plant in Jackson, Tennessee. Plans include the creation of 190 new jobs over the initial five years of operations and a substantial investment in connection with the development and construction of the new facility, which will primarily manufacture metal-stamping products for the automotive industry.
“I want to thank Pacific Industries for choosing to locate their first manufacturing facility in the Southeast in Jackson, and I appreciate the high quality jobs they are creating in Madison County,” Haslam said. “Tennessee has a strong global presence in automotive manufacturing, further strengthened by this new investment, and today’s announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 place in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Tennessee is ranked the No. 1 state in the nation for automotive manufacturing strength. We’ve earned our top spot not only because of the major automotive manufacturers that call our state home, but also as a result of our robust automotive supplier network that supports this industry, allowing for continued expansion in our state,” Hagerty said. “I want to welcome Pacific Industries to Tennessee and I appreciate the valuable jobs their investment will create in Madison County. I look forward to their continued presence and further growth in Tennessee.”
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Southtec, LLC officials today announced the company will expand its current operations in Lebanon. The automotive parts manufacturer will invest $23.6 million to add onto its existing facility in Lebanon, as well as develop a new Lebanon property creating 210 new jobs.
“I want to thank Southtec for their continued investment in Tennessee and Wilson County,” Haslam said. “With announcements like this Tennessee further solidifies its place as a global leader in the automotive industry and today’s announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Southtec’s decision to further expand in Tennessee is a testament to our outstanding workforce,” Hagerty said.” The automotive industry provides employment for more than 114,000 Tennesseans, supporting a wide range of OEMs and suppliers located throughout the state. As the global automotive industry shifts its focus toward the southeast, Tennessee is ideally positioned through our geography and ideal business climate to continuing winning new investments.”
National Senior Living Operator to Invest $2.1 Million, Create 162 New Jobs
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Brookdale Senior Living Inc. officials, today announced the company will expand its current corporate headquarters at 111 Westwood Pl. in Brentwood. Through this expansion, Brookdale will invest $2.1 million and add 162 new jobs over the course of five years.
“I want to thank Brookdale for choosing to reinvest in Tennessee and creating these high quality jobs in Williamson County,” Haslam said. “Here in Tennessee, we work hard to create the kind of environment where businesses can thrive and continue to grow and today’s announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“We are very pleased with Brookdale‘s expansion in Tennessee and their decision to continue investing in Williamson County,” Hagerty said. “Tennessee consistently ranks among the top states in the nation for doing business, a recognition we strive toward in our efforts to encourage incumbent business expansion as well as winning new investment. I appreciate Brookdale’s vote of confidence in our workforce and the additional jobs they will create for Middle Tennesseans.”