Governor Haslam

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant For City Of Clarksville

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 | 02:54 pm


Grant to Fund Phase I of Red River East Trail
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of an $832,666 transportation alternative grant to the City of Clarksville for Phase I of the Red River East Trail Project.
 
The Red River East Trail is a phased, multimodal trail segment that will contribute to another major section of the city’s riverside pedestrian trail development initiative. Phase I features 3,200 feet of trail that generally follows a reach of the Red River running eastward from US 41A in the central city area of Clarksville.

Haslam To Highlight Role of Technical Colleges In Drive To 55

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 | 09:10 am


Strategic investments made in high demand programs
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this month highlighting the critical role Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) play in preparing the workforce and achieving the Drive to 55.
 
Haslam included in his FY 2015-2016 budget amendment and the General Assembly approved $5 million to fund new equipment at TCATs to meet job training demands across Tennessee. This month Haslam will announce targeted investments in high demand programs at TCATs.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Maplehurst Bakeries to Open New Manufacturing Facility in Wilson County

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 | 09:02 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, a division of Weston Foods, officials announced the company will invest $102.8 million to build and equip a new 173,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon. The facility will be located at Central Pike and 840 and create up to 147 new jobs in Wilson County.

“We want to welcome Maplehurst Bakeries to Tennessee and thank them for this investment and for creating these new jobs in Lebanon and Wilson County,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s infrastructure and geographic location offer businesses unique strategic advantages, and when a company chooses to grow here, it speaks volumes about our workforce and our business-friendly environment.”  

“Tennessee is in a great position to help Maplehurst Bakeries expand their operations and continue growing their product line,” Boyd said. “We’re ideally situated in the middle of the country to facilitate efficient distribution and we have a dedicated and passionate workforce. I want to thank Maplehurst Bakeries for choosing Tennessee as the home of this new manufacturing facility and creating these valuable new jobs for our communities.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Worthington Industries to Expand Current Operations in Greene County

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 | 09:01 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Worthington Industries officials announced today the company will invest $14.25 million to expand its current operations in Greeneville. Worthington Industries is a market leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality custom-engineered operator cabs for industrial mobile equipment. Through this expansion, the company will add four new product lines and create 140 new jobs in Greene County.

“We want to thank Worthington Industries for expanding in Tennessee and for the new jobs they’re creating in Greenville and Greene County,” Haslam said. “Part of our Jobs4TN strategy places a focus on companies already located in Tennessee, and today’s announcement is another step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Worthington Industries’ expansion in Greene County is the perfect example of what happens when we achieve workforce alignment,” Boyd said. “Programs at the Greene Technology Center and Walters State Community College are training workers to develop the right kind of skills to fit into today’s advanced manufacturing careers and that in turn allows companies like Worthington Industries to quickly fill open positions and continue expanding. I’m excited about their growth and these partnerships between industry and education.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Resolute Forest Products to Expand Current Operations in Calhoun

Monday, June 01, 2015 | 06:04 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Resolute Forest Products U.S., Inc. officials announced the company will invest $270 million to undertake a major expansion at its pulp and paper mill located in Calhoun. Resolute Forest Products, a top global paper products manufacturer, is one of McMinn County’s largest employers and through this expansion, will create 105 new jobs.

“We want to thank Resolute for expanding in Tennessee and for the new jobs they’re creating in Calhoun and McMinn County,” Haslam said. “We think it says a lot when companies like Resolute, who can choose to do business anywhere in the world, continue expanding here, and today’s announcement is another step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Resolute and the jobs they provide make a major impact in Calhoun and McMinn County,” Boyd said. “They’ve been a cornerstone of this community since 1954 and this investment is a big vote of confidence in the quality of our state’s workforce. We’re focused on giving Tennesseans access to quality education so companies like Resolute have a pipeline of talented workers to ensure success for decades to come.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Ficosa North America to Build New Facility in Putnam County

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 01:27 pm

Global Automotive Supplier to Create 550 New Jobs

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Ficosa North America officials announced today the company will expand its Tennessee presence by building a new state-of-the-art facility at the Highlands Business Park in Cookeville.  The automotive supplier will invest $58 million in the Putnam County facility and create 550 jobs.  

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.”