Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Forrest High School Students Tour Three Lewisburg Manufacturers

Forrest High School Students Tour Nichirin TN, Southern Carton and Berry Global in Lewisburg, TN to learn about the company, careers there and pathways to achieve those careers.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Westhills TV Begins "Marshall's Manufacturing Marvels - M3" Series at Marelli

@westhillstigers Tiger Talk begins its "Marshall's Manufacturing Marvels- M3" Series at Marelli where these young journalists explore what makes manufacturing in @marshallcotn Marvelous #lewisburgtn @MarshallCoSch #investinMC #teachingwork https://buff.ly/2Q9t23E via @YouTube - stay tuned to see where the explore next!

Friday, August 16, 2019

TN Driving Innovation Lab comes to Westhills Elementary in Lewisburg

The TN Driving Innovation Lab that brings STEM equipment and career information to students across the State of Tennessee made its stop in Lewisburg today at Westhills Elementary School (4th-6th Grades).
The lab featured Drones the students got to fly and see what the drones see through an iPad, as well as, ventured into the ocean through Virtual Reality (VR) equipment. They saw Robot arms, 3D printers and Laser equipment perform and learned all the things those and other STEM machines can do along with the types of careers that are needed to build, operate, program and repair those machines.
Lewisburg and Marshall County are heavy in Advanced Manufacturing with more than 45 manufacturers, large and small, putting "Mastered in Marshall County" on the global map. Because of this, it is vital that these companies maintain their technological edge meaning the workforce in Lewisburg and Marshall County must do the same.
The TN Driving Innovation Lab's visit to Westhills is just part of what Manufacturers and Marshall County are doing to insure our companies and their workforce, in the present and for the future, work together to stay ahead of the curve technology is throwing at every sector of every industry across the globe.
Other programs going on include weekly or monthly presentations to students in the schools starting with 3rd graders from 12-15 manufacturing companies, health care representatives and other career representatives from IT to Finance. This means the a child will hear each year presentations from 12-15 companies on what they do, careers available there and the educational and training pathways necessary to achieve those careers.
In middle school, local industries offer tours and career exploration opportunities; but every Freshmen in Marshall County will tour a manufacturing facility, every Sophomore will tour another and every Junior will tour yet another. So, not only will the students of Marshall County be exposed to careers from the 3rd grade up; they will also get inside no fewer than three high-tech manufacturing facilities before they reach their senior year.
Then, as a senior, they will be provided with a Job Fair near the end of the year so that any student needing a summer job, a part-time job while they attend a Tennessee College of Applied Technology or Community College or any student just wanting to go straight into the workforce will be given that opportunity before they even graduate.
These and other programs under development are what the Lewisburg Department of Economic Development, the Lewisburg Industrial Development Board, the Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board and the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Lewisburg Manufacturers' Association, the Advanced Manufacturing Council, the Healthcare Council and the IT Council are working together on to support our companies, our workforce and the economic well-being of our communities.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

CBC Group to Expand Operations in Lewisburg



•     CBC Group will invest $3 million to expand distribution operations in Tennessee

•     Expansion will result in 60 new jobs in Lewisburg

•     Company will build a 60,000-square-foot addition to its facility in Marshall County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development
Commissioner Bob Rolfe and CBC Group officials announced today that the company will invest $3
million to expand its operations in Lewisburg and create 60 jobs.

CBC Group, formerly Christian Brands, will build a 60,000-square-foot addition to its distribution
center at 1013 Veterans Drive in Lewisburg. Since 1948, the family-owned company has distributed
church supplies and inspirational products under an assortment of brand names. Its customer base
includes religious institutions, Christian retail stores as well as secular gift shops.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., CBC Group currently employs approximately 80 at its distribution
and manufacturing campus in Lewisburg. Once the expansion is completed, CBC Group’s Lewisburg
facility will span more than 200,000 square feet. The company anticipates starting construction in
July 2019 and expects to complete the expansion in January 2020.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported five economic development projects in Marshall County, totaling
more than $54 million of private capital investment and nearly 660 job commitments.


“Ensuring Tennesseans, especially those in rural areas, have access to quality job opportunities is
one of my main focuses. Tennessee is one of the best states to do business, and I’m committed to
keeping it that way. CBC Group’s expansion is an encouraging sign for Marshall County, and I look
forward to the many ways this investment will energize the local economy in Lewisburg.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“It’s always a terrific sign when existing businesses choose to expand in Tennessee, and I’d like
to thank CBC Group for its commitment to Lewisburg. This is a significant expansion, which will
nearly double CBC Group’s workforce in Marshall County. The creation of 60 new jobs will strengthen
the local economy and provide quality wages for families in Lewisburg.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We couldn’t be more excited to be expanding our operations in Lewisburg. It’s great to know the
State of Tennessee and the City of Lewisburg are committed to supporting businesses and assisting
with the resources necessary for us to confidently make such investments. A company like CBC Group is only as strong as the people that work with us. We are very proud of our associates who continue to work hard to make CBC Group a company they can be proud to work with.
This is their operation and we are committed to giving them the resources they need to be
successful." – CBC Group Vice President of Operations Monte Mertens

"We are very excited about the expansion taking place at CBC Group. For more than 10 years now,
they have been a great corporate citizen, having been one of the first companies to locate in the
I-65 Commerce Park, where we expect to see more expansions and new companies locating because of its excellent location just off Interstate 65." – Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham

“CBC Group’s expansion is good news for Marshall County. For this to be its fifth expansion since
coming here says a lot about the relationship that’s developed between the company, the City of
Lewisburg and Marshall County. We’re always going to work to recruit new industries to our county,
but we never need to lose sight of the fact that expansion of our current industries is a big deal
as well. This is an exciting day not only for CBC Group, but for Marshall County.” – Marshall County Mayor Mike Keny

“I am very pleased that these jobs are coming to Marshall County and Lewisburg. This is a sizable
investment. I congratulate CBC Group and all our state and local officials who helped secure these
jobs. We will continue to make job creation our top priority.” – Sen. Shane Reeves (R – Murfreesboro)

“This investment in Lewisburg and Marshall County by CBC Group is great news for our citizens. I
was proud to support the efforts of our local leaders in bringing these high quality jobs to our
community, and I appreciate Governor Lee, TNECD, and CBC Group for their commitment to District 92.” – Rep. Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg)

TNECD Media Contact Scott Harrison, TNECD (615) 417-2076


About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies
that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and
strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and
works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web:
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Monday, July 1, 2019

Talos Outreach Offers Funding to Ministries

Wayne Clemons and Marie Lalonde of Talos Engineered Products presents HOPETown Director Frank Sullivan with a donation check to benefit their good works in Lewisburg, TN
The sales department from Talos Engineered Products in Lewisburg, TN held a golf outing for its June outreach event that provided funding to two different ministries as it allowed vendors and customers the opportunity to partake in its purpose of showing how businesses can improve lives.  The outing was an overwhelming success with just over $7000 being raised in donations.

Hopetown Ministries - $5000 Donation – fully funding their kids summer programs
HOPEtown is a Christian non-profit organization devoted to ministering with those in need in Lewisburg, Tennessee and the surrounding area.  Through a variety of continuously expanding programs, they minister with those in need of food, clothing, hygiene items, rent & utility assistance, home maintenance & repair, counseling, worship, Bible teaching, spiritual mentoring, and assistance with homelessness. Additionally, they provide summer nutrition and enrichment for children, and they also are grateful to provide safe shelter and aid for domestic violence victims. Meeting unmet needs is always what they aim to do, and they pray that God will enable and equip them to add additional programs as the need demands.

Destination Golf Network (part of Intersection Ministries) - $2050 Donation
Destination Golf partners with churches across the US to invite 88 unchurched people to a paid in full golf tournament.  The purpose and mission of this event is to provide resources and opportunities that introduce people to Jesus Christ and inspire a personal relationship with Him.  Through the game of golf people are encouraged to build intentional relationships for the purpose of starting spiritual conversations that can lead to life change that will impact families, neighborhoods, cities and nations for generations to come.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Thank You, Marshall County - for Your Support of the Fort Campbell Soldiers and Familes

To the people, businesses, industries, veterans, elected officials and other community leaders and volunteers, thank you so much for the way you all came together to show your support and your hospitality to the soldiers and their families visiting from Fort Campbell last Thursday and Friday. You showed them just why Marshall County should and could be their next home.
Some people have asked why we invited soldiers and their families to come and visit us. With an unemployment rate of 2.7% and companies still trying to grow in Marshall County, the ability to find good workers has become very difficult for them. Businesses and industries in Marshall County need workers with technical skills, soft skills and a solid work ethic in order to continue to grow here. Who better to improve the workforce of Marshall County than the soldiers and their families about to transition out of the military at Fort Campbell and into civilian life. They have the skills, including soft skills, and they have the work ethic. And they know how to give service to their community, as well as their country. So, we are trying to create a pipeline between Fort Campbell and Marshall County for soldiers and their families to consider us for their next job and for their next home.
That is why we invited them for two days to see all the Marshall County has to offer - and boy, did you guys show them the best of Marshall  County. It would be best to name all the people and companies that contributed to the awesome two days of hospitality, but someone would surely get left out because there are too many who went above and beyond for our guests.
So, let's just say - THANK YOU - to all of Marshall County for rolling out the red carpet, opening your doors, holding out your hands and opening up your arms to make the Fort Campbell soldiers and their families feel welcomed and wanted. They, too, have expressed their gratitude and most have stated that they will return to Marshall County. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU - MARSHALL COUNTY!!!