UNION CITY, Tenn. - Twenty-six years after Brent Lee left Union City to go railroading, he is coming home to run his own short line.
The Union City Terminal Railroad is expected to debut in May. The line is an eight-mile stub of the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad main line between Union City and Rives, Tenn., where it connects to the Canadian National (former Illinois Central) main line.
"I was born and raised in Union City," Lee says. "I always had the idea if I ever wanted to short line something, it would be that line."
Lee says he spent 24 of his 26 years with the Burlington Northern and BNSF Railway in track maintenance and train service.
We had a wonderful Business After Hours at Discovery Park of America celebrating their newest traveling exhibit! We had a wonderful turnout and encourage everyone to take advantage of it until September!
"Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones is a traveling exhibition organized by the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee. The exhibition project was made possible through an educational grant from the Alcoa Foundation to highlight Tennessee's manufacturing story - past, present, and future. The grant was awarded in honor of Alcoa Tennessee Operations 100th Anniversary and the announcement of its automotive expansion project on May 2, 2013.
Union City, Tenn.-Ground was broken for the $37M expansion of the Williams Sausage Co. in Union City.
To be located in the Northwest Tennessee Regional Industrial Park, the 180,000-square foot building will house a frozen and refrigeration warehouse and distribution center, including sandwich assembly and packaging.
State and local dignitaries were on hand for today's ceremonies, including Blake Swaggert, Regional Director of State Economic and Community Development and representatives of Senator Bob Corker's office and the USDA and TVA.
Tim Climer has been hired as President/CEO of the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce. Climer will begin his role with the Chamber on July 17. Climer previously served as the Executive Director of the Tate County (Miss.) Economic Development Foundation, based in Senatobia in the Memphis Metro region. During Climer's time in Tate County, which began in Jan., 2013, he secured a Calbee North America project with 254 jobs and $53 million in capital investment and an ABB project with 300 jobs and $30 million in capital investment. Climer grew up in Southaven, Miss., and is a 1986 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BBA in Management. He is also a certified Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) and an instructor at the annual Community Development Institute in Conway, Ark. Climer has roots in the Northwest Tennessee area, as he was born in nearby Ripley, and his parents have since returned there in retirement.
Posted on: Friday - Jun 30, 2017
New operation to create 50 jobs in Carroll County
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Campbell Arms Manufacturing, LLC officials announced today that the company will invest $1.1 million to establish a facility in McKenzie.
Campbell Arms Manufacturing plans to create 50 new jobs at the manufacturing plant in Carroll County.
Farmer-owned dairy cooperative to create up to 95 jobs
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Bongards’ Creameries officials announced today that the food producer will invest $35 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Humboldt.
Bongards plans to create approximately 95 jobs over the next five years as part of the Gibson County expansion.
New operation to create 50 jobs in Carroll County
Friday, June 30, 2017
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic Communit y Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Campbell Arms Manufacturing, LLC officials announced today that the company will invest $1.1 million to establish a facility in McKenzie.
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has initiated a partnership with Iowa-based nonprofit ACT to help DRA counties and parishes create the infrastructure and policies that support local workforce development and training systems through a region-specific version of the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.
"The most important asset to a community in attracting business investment and creating jobs is having a skilled and trained workforce," DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill said.
UNION CITY, TN (January 26, 2016) - Williams Sausage Company, Inc. has announced a $37 million investment that will result in 226 new jobs, a new 180,000-square-foot-facility, a $3 million investment to its existing facility and a new sandwich line. The new facility will be in Union City, TN, the 59-year old family-owned company's home base. The expansion announcement was made by Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Roger Williams, president and owner of Williams Sausage Company.
UNION CITY, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Mlliams Sausage Company, Inc ofﬁcials announced today that the longtime Tennessee food manufacturer will build a second plant in Union City. The expansion will create 226 newjobs in Obion County over the next ﬁve years.
"For generations, Tennessee has made some of the best-known and most-respected food brands in the world. Williams Sausage Company is part of this strong legacy and I'm pleased it has decided to build a second plant in Union City,” Haslam said. "This major expansion by Mlliarns Sausage will create hundreds of newjobs for Obion County residents and bring us closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs."