Students take hands on tour of GM

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By MIKE CHRISTEN SPRING HILL — General Motors opened its doors to Middle Tennessee’s youth this week inviting them to tour the facility and experience the same hands-on training new employees receive before joining the assembly line. During the four-day “Go Tech” Advanced Manufacturing Academy, students and recent high school graduates received an extended tour of the 6.9 million … Read More

James Bennett column: Tile plant fires up production in Mt. Pleasant

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By James Bennett When Landmark Ceramics CEO Federico Curioni decided on Mt. Pleasant as location of the Italian company’s North America headquarters, he weighed dozens of factors, from the availability of land to the presence of a qualified workforce. The acquisition of 96 acres of land at 1433 N. Main St. — near the Maury County Regional Airport off … Read More

Cherry Glen Industrial Park ready for construction

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By MIKE CHRISTEN The Maury County Industrial Development Board has approved construction of a 50,000 square foot speculative facility at Cherry Glen Industrial Park. During the board’s Monday meeting, the $1,050,000 bid was awarded to Brad Slater Construction, LLC of Leoma, Tenn. “This is a way for us to stimulate the region and bring more jobs into Maury County,” … Read More

TNECD Announces Eight Counties to Participate in Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program Spring Round

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TNECD ANNOUNCES EIGHT COUNTIES TO PARTICIPATE IN SELECT TENNESSEE PROPERTY EVALUATION PROGRAM SPRING ROUND POSTED ON: TUESDAY – APR 12, 2016 Posted by: Carly Schroer Counties chosen for industrial inventory assessment program NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today the counties chosen to participate in the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP) Spring Round. The counties … Read More

GM investing $790M in Spring Hill expansion

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Nashville Business Journal – Scott Harrison General Motors Co. is pumping more money into its Spring Hill manufacturing plant. On Wednesday, the automotive giant said it will invest $788.7 million in the Maury County facility in an expansion expected to create nearly 800 new jobs, according to a news release. As part of the investment, GM (NYSE: GM) said it … Read More

Cherry Glen site to begin construction

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By SAVANNA WALKER Cherry Glen Industrial Park will have a speculative building by the end of the year, Bobby Harris of the Maury County Industrial Board said. A speculative building is constructed in order to attract industry to the area by having a site ready for potential industry to move in. Harris told the Maury County Commission on Monday … Read More

MCCEA Expands Economic Development Staff

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Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance welcomes Rupa DeLoach to Maury County and the economic development team effective February 15th, 2016. Rupa will serve as the Economic Developm ent Manager; her role will include research and data analysis to aid in the organizations economic development efforts. Rupa grew up in Arkansas and spent 10 years in Florida. She has a B.A. degree in Public … Read More

What a difference a year makes: Maury’s pro-education culture is still on the rise

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Anyone who attended the Jan. 26 Maury Alliance annual meeting at Puckett’s could tell you right away: There is a new energy in Maury County, and it revolves around howthis community’s pro-education culture is on the rise. Just one year ago, Maury County was in a very different place. A major leadership transition for Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) was … Read More

Columbia State Named as One of Top 150 in the Country

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(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Feb. 5, 2016) – – – Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently named Columbia State Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize … Read More

GM Invests $148 Million in Spring Hill Manufacturing

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Investment Allows GM to Meet Market Demand for Efficient V8 Engines SPRING HILL, Tenn. — General Motors will invest $148 million to repurpose flexible machining and assembly equipment at its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant to build V8 engines to meet market demand, retaining approximately 200 jobs. The investment will enable Spring Hill to quickly add capacity to build the Small … Read More