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Multi-year Partnership Results in Dual Certification for Columbia TN Rail Site

In Chamber News, Economic News, News by Nicole Perry

The Columbia Tennessee Rail Site (CTRS) is the product of a long-standing collaborative effort between the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance (Maury Alliance), the City of Columbia, and state and regional economic development partners. Located in Maury County, the CTRS has been years in the making and offers several strategic advantages that are often difficult to find in a …

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UT and Martin Methodist Need Assistance Establishing Public University in Pulaski

In Economic News, News by Nicole Perry

Creating Greater Opportunities for Rural Tennessee In September 2020, the University of Tennessee System signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, the first step in discussions for the small, 150-year-old, private college to join the University of Tennessee System. The University of Tennessee completed through an independent third-party a due-diligence report to inform future …

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HP and SmileDirectClub: 3D Printing Millions of One-of-a-Kind Smiles

In Economic News by ChAmBaDm

A new state-of-the-art facility outside of Nashville is making straighter teeth more accessible and affordable, one personalized aligner at a time. Story by HP At the brightly lit “Smile House” manufacturing facility in Antioch, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, SmileDirectClub employees in purple masks, gloves, and other safety gear work amid the industrial hum of an unconventional production process. The …

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TNECD Announces CTRS as a Select Tennessee Certified Site

In Economic News, News by Nicole Perry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced that three sites have been certified through the Select Tennessee Certified Sites program. Sixty-five sites across Tennessee have been certified to date. The newest certified sites and their local sponsoring agencies include: Columbia Tennessee Rail Site – Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance Stewart-Houston Industrial Park – Stewart-Houston …

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Columbia TN Rail Site Receives CSX Select Site Designation

In Economic News, News by ChAmBaDm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – CSX today announced that the Columbia Tennessee Rail Site in Columbia, Tenn., has been designated a CSX Select Site. Select Sites are development-ready properties along the CSX network where standard land use considerations and comprehensive due diligence items have been previously addressed. These properties are able to meet the needs of a wide variety of manufacturers, significantly …

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True Rail Establishing Headquarters in Mt. Pleasant

In Chamber News, Economic News, News by Nicole Perry

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance (Maury Alliance) and True Rail officials announced today that the company is establishing their business headquarters in Mt. Pleasant, TN. True Rail Enterprises, LLC, an AAR certified railcar repair facility, has made major renovations and improvements to an existing facility located at 500 1st Avenue in Mt. Pleasant, TN. The …

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BMC Donates $10,000 to Mt. Pleasant High School Welding Program

In Economic News, News by ChAmBaDm

Story by Mike Christen – The Daily Herald Mt. Pleasant High School is expanding its on-campus welding program with a $10,000 donation from the Columbia-based BMC Metalworks. Principal Ryan Jackson said the program “closes the gap between industry and education” in Maury County. The $10,000 contribution will provide additional support to the high school’s welding pathway program and will revitalize the high school’s …

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GM Investing $2 Billion in Spring Hill Plant

In Chamber News, Economic News, News by ChAmBaDm

GM Investing $2 Billion to Transition Spring Hill, Tennessee Plant to Build Electric Vehicles, including Cadillac LYRIQ Additional investments at five Michigan plants planned for future crossover, pickup and Cruise AV production WARREN, Mich. — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site …

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SmileDirectClub Locating New Manufacturing Facility In Columbia

In Chamber News, Economic News, News by ChAmBaDm

SmileDirectClub will invest $34 million in Maury County facility Project represents company’s third expansion in three years NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and SmileDirectClub officials announced today that the company will expand its presence in Middle Tennessee by locating a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Columbia. SmileDirectClub, an oral …

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Cherry Glen Re-certified as a Select TN Site

In Economic News, News by ChAmBaDm

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNEDC) and Austin Consulting announced in August the recertification of Cherry Glen Industrial Park as a Select Tennessee Certified Site. Cherry Glen was initially certified in 2014 and the current certification will remain in effect until August 2023. The Select Tennessee program launched in 2012 to help communities prepare …