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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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James Bennett column: GM Spring Hill expects to double size of work force

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By JAMES BENNETT jbennett@c-dh.net General Motors was fighting for survival during the Great Recession, and the struggle led to nearly a decade of painful uncertainty in southern Middle Tennessee. There was no guarantee the company would continue to produce cars in Spring Hill, leaving hundreds wondering about job security and their future. But after posting record profits in 2014, with …

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Life on the line and beyond

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Every day, thousands of people go to work at the General Motors manufacturing facility in Spring Hill. The plant currently produces the Chevrolet Equinox, as well as a number of other automotive parts, including 4-cylinder engines. It takes a lot of coordination, skill and training to keep everything running smoothly inside the massive, 6.9 million square foot building. And that …

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First GM Academy revs up for Maury County students

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge SPRING HILL — A jaunty tune plays over a loudspeaker at General Motors’ Spring Hill Manufacturing facility as workers prepare to take on the assembly line. Each person stands at the ready, going over his or her job in completing a new car. The tune ceases, and the workers get busy. About …

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Maury County Seeing Growth For 1st Time Since Recession

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By Aundrea Cline-Thomas. CREATED May 11, 2015 COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Construction has been a welcome sign of progress in Maury County, especially since it wasn’t that long ago when the assembly line stopped rolling at General Motors (GM). The county was hit hard during the recession as unemployment topped 14 percent. “In the last 18 months we’ve had six projects …

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Tile plant to bring 180 jobs to Maury County

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From The Tennessean – David Boucher An $80 million porcelain tile manufacturing facility is headed to Maury County and could bring 180 new jobs, according to an announcement from Tennessee economic development officials. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced Thursday that international manufacturer Gruppo Concorde plans to build a 600,000-square-foot facility on 96 acres near Mount …