Students take hands on tour of GM

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net 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 jbennett@c-dh.net 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 mchristen@c-dh.net 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

Global Manufacturing Services, Inc. to Expand Columbia Operations

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Posted by: Jennifer McEachern – MONDAY – DEC 21, 2015 NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Global Manufacturing Services, Inc. (GMS) officials announced today the company will invest $620,000 in new equipment upgrades at its Columbia tire mold manufacturing facility. The announcement represents the creation of 43 new jobs in Maury County. Boyd said. “I … Read More

Mt. Pleasant’s UST Inc. introduces itself

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net More than 500 people gathered at Columbia State Community College’s Cherry Theater for Saturday’s special meet-and-greet event hosted by UST Inc., the county’s first large-scale high-end porcelain tile manufacturer. Attendants were first greeted by the company’s Human Resources Manager Julie Love, who thanked all for their interest in the company and presented a short video introducing … Read More

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Ryder Supply Chain Solutions To Expand Spring Hill Operations

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 9:58am NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Ryder Supply Chain Solutions officials announced today the company will expand its warehousing, transportation, kitting and assembly operations in Spring Hill. The announcement represents an investment of $16.5 million and the creation of 606 new jobs in Maury County. … Read More

Rail access interest rising

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge MT. PLEASANT — The Middle Tennessee area is poised for growth, and companies increasingly are looking for sites with rail access to help meet logistical needs, economic officials said. Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance Economic Development Director Travis Groth said businesses are keenly interested in comprehensive international logistics solutions, of which … Read More

Tennessee Ranked 4th Best State for Business

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE Posted by: Jared Coffin  May 7, 2015 The results of our 11th annual survey clearly show that CEOs favor states that foster growth through progressive business development programs, low taxes and a quality living environment. See how your state fared below. #4 – Tennessee This southeastern state is proving it has more than just music talent to offer … Read More

Magna opens in Spring Hill

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge SPRING HILL — Auto parts manufacturer Magna International officially opened the doors to its new Spring Hill facility Monday. The 122,500-square-foot operation, at 701 Beechcroft Road, is set to bring more than 350 jobs and represents a $17 million investment. The site abuts the Spring Hill General Motors Manufacturing facility. The company … Read More

Tennessee named “State of the Year” 2nd year in a row

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Business Facilities announced that Tennessee has won an unprecedented back to back ranking as “State of the Year”. This marks the 3rd time that Tennessee achieved the honor (2009, 2013 and 2014). The magazine sited factors such as World-Class Infrastructure, On-Site Workforce Training and the State’s number 1 ranking in the Race to the Top Education program. Gov. Haslam’s recent … Read More