Maury County: A year in review

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Maury County achieved several accolades in 2014, including being named second in the state for number of jobs announced and landing nearly $100 million in capital investment. This past year, 661 new jobs were announced with $97.5 million of investment into the county, Wil Evans, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance president, said. Evans gave the Maury County Commission a … Read More

180 jobs coming to Mt. Pleasant

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From the Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge MT. PLEASANT — Ceramic tile manufacturer UST Inc. received final site plan approval for its first North American facility that is estimated to bring 180 jobs. The site plan was approved this week by the planning commission, although there was some confusion about who actually is on the board. In January, Mayor … Read More

County lands TVA sustainability certification

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From the Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Maury County was designated as a Valley Sustainable Silver Community in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s economic development program, becoming one of only 25 communities across the nation. Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance and local officials made the announcement Wednesday during an event entitled “Winning with Sustainability” at Puckett’s Grocery &Restaurant in … Read More

20K jobs added to area last year

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From The Tennessean – Lance Williams Whether they involved guns, cars, tires or electronic bingo machines, a string of announcements in the Nashville area last year all had one common denominator: jobs. Company expansions and relocations last fiscal year were responsible for nearly 20,000 new jobs across the region, the highest total in more than a decade, according to the … Read More

Samuel, Son & Co., Limited to Locate New Manufacturing Operations in Columbia

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Metal Processing and Distributing Company to Invest $32.6 Million, Create 42 New Jobs NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Bill Chisholm, president and CEO of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, announced today the company will locate new manufacturing operations in Tennessee by constructing a 105,000 square foot facility in NorthPointe Industrial Park in Columbia. … Read More

No. 1 in foreign investment jobs

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From The Tennessean – Nate Rau Tennessee led the nation in jobs created by foreign investment in 2013, according to the new Global Location Trends Report by the IBM Institute. The annual report measures job commitments due to direct investments by foreign companies. Foreign companies have 864 operations in Tennessee, representing more than 116,000 jobs and an investment of more … Read More

BMC Metalworks takes flight with leadership

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Columbia Daily Herald – Roben Mounger You would be charmed upon meeting Jimmy Phillips, the company president of BMC Metalworks, a full service machining and fabrication company. His boyish good looks and upbeat air are a cover for the tough and astute first-time entrepreneur. After college, Phillips pursued a career in sales and operations and worked in administration with national consumer … Read More

Clarcor to open R&D facility in Columbia

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CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC), a global provider of filtration products, systems, and services, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a facility in Columbia, Tennessee to house a state-of-the-art Innovation Center to support the company’s global growth and innovation initiatives. CLARCOR plans to invest more than $10 million and create 35 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over … Read More

Census: Maury 4th in state for growth

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Maury County’s population is the fourth fastest growing among Tennessee’s 95 counties, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week. The information was collected from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013. Maury County showed a 2.1 percent population increase — or 1,702 residents — from 82,059 to 83,761, according to … Read More

New exporting program starts in Tennessee

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SPRING HILL — A recently launched state exporting program provides small- and medium-sized businesses with guidance for tapping into international markets. “A Guide to Exporting” seminar was held Tuesday at the Northfield Conference Center, 5000 Northfield Lane. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance sponsored the event that centered on the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s TNTrade program. … Read More