Governor Haslam

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Heritage Glass to Begin New Manufacturing Operations in Sullivan County

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 06:58 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Heritage Glass officials today announced the company will invest $15.8 million to begin new manufacturing in Kingsport, Tenn. Through this investment, Heritage Glass will create 237 new jobs in Sullivan County.
 
“I want to thank Heritage Glass for investing in our state and Sullivan County, and I appreciate the high quality jobs this will create for Tennesseans,” Haslam said. “The manufacturing sector is a critical part of the state’s strong economy, and this announcement helps us toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
 
“In Tennessee, we pride ourselves on creating the kind of business-friendly environment where companies like Heritage Glass feel confident in investing capital and beginning a new business venture,” Hagerty said. “Heritage Glass is joining the distinguished ranks of other Tennessee companies with a world renowned reputation for manufacturing high quality goods. I welcome Heritage Glass to our state and wish them continued success as they work toward further expansions.”

Haslam Recognizes Month of the Military Child

Friday, April 25, 2014 | 02:45 pm

Resolution honors children of members of United States Armed Forces  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam applauded the Tennessee General Assembly for making April the Month of the Military Child.  The Legislature adopted Senate Joint Resolution 848 before adjourning earlier this month.
 
“We are grateful to the many Tennesseans who serve our country often far away from home, and it is important to remember the sacrifices their families make,” Haslam said. “Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line for us, and their children are impacted in a number of ways.  We honor our soldiers, their families and their children.”

Eight Tennessee Counties To Receive Federal Disaster Assistance

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 04:01 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 | 08:44 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 | 01:23 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 | 07:21 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 | 09:01 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 | 10:24 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 | 01:33 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 | 02:00 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.