Governor Haslam

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.

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 02:26 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 | 04:22 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.


Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Mohawk Industries to Open New Ceramic Tile Production and Distribution Facility in Dickson

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | 01:55 pm

Global Flooring Giant to Invest $180 Million, Create 320 New Jobs in Dickson County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with senior leaders from Mohawk Industries today announced the company will build a new ceramic tile production facility and distribution center in the Dickson County Industrial Park. Mohawk Industries is the world’s largest flooring manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile in North America, selling under well-known Daltile, Marazzi, American Olean, Mohawk and Ragno brands. With plans to open the tile manufacturing plant in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company will invest $180 million and create 320 jobs over the next four years.


Haslam Appoints Stites To Tennessee Board of Regents

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 08:24 am

Appointee will serve as representative of Sixth Congressional District. 
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed John D. Stites II of Cookeville to the Tennessee Board of Regents as the representative of the Sixth Congressional District.


“I want to thank John for his commitment and willingness to serve,” Haslam said. “This is a significant time in higher education as we continue our work on the Drive to 55 to increase the number of Tennesseans with a certificate or degree beyond high school.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce WS Packaging Group, Inc. to Expand and Consolidate Operations in Knoxville

Thursday, February 06, 2014 | 10:00 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with WS Packaging Group, Inc. officials today announced the company will expand its current operations in Knoxville by opening a new location in the PBR Building, located at 10215 Caneel Dr. In order to increase its operations to accommodate more industry market share, WS Packaging Group will also consolidate its Knoxville facilities to this more central location. The company will invest $43 million and create 231 new jobs.
 
“I want to thank WS Packaging Group for reinvesting in Tennessee, and I appreciate the new jobs being created in Knox County,” Haslam said. “One of the priorities in our Jobs4TN strategy is companies already doing business in Tennessee, and whenever a company already operating here decides to stay and expand, it further supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location the southeast for high quality jobs.”

“I’m pleased WS Packaging Group can continue to benefit from Tennessee’s ideal business climate. As a state with the lowest per capita debt in the nation and our superior logistical advantages, we pride ourselves on investing in incumbent businesses,” Hagerty said. “I appreciate the new jobs WS Packaging Group is creating in our state and look forward to their continued presence in Tennessee.”

Haslam Unveils Visionary 'Tennessee Promise'

Monday, February 03, 2014 | 06:18 pm

Proposes free community and technology college education to every graduating senior



NASHVILLE – During his fourth annual State of the State address before the General Assembly, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tonight introduced the “Tennessee Promise.” 


The historic proposal commits to providing on a continuing basis two years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) absolutely free of tuition and fees to graduating high school seniors. 

Haslam, Beretta USA Announce New Manufacturing Facility

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 01:25 pm

World’s oldest firearms manufacturer and major U.S. defense contractor to expand to Gallatin

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Beretta USA officials announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park.

Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility and create 300 new Tennessee jobs.