Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lewisburg, Tenn., Named as Valley Sustainable Silver Community

Lewisburg, Tenn., October 22, 2013 – The city of Lewisburg, Tenn., has been named a Valley Sustainable Silver Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The Valley Sustainable Communities Program initiated by TVA Economic Development helps communities document and improve existing sustainability programs to increase their competitiveness when companies are considering investing in new or expanded locations.

Lewisburg recently completed the program sponsored by TVA, which was developed and administered by consultant Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA).

“We are proud that Lewisburg has completed the Valley Sustainable Communities Program,” said Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors. “The Silver level designation recognizes that Lewisburg has community-wide sustainability in place, with some programs available to support the business community and take advantage of economic development opportunities.”

Sustainability has become a key issue for economic development organizations and communities as more corporations have demonstrated an increasing commitment to sustainability. More than 90 percent of corporate real estate executives who responded to a CoreNet Global survey on sustainability said that it is a consideration in their company location decisions. The typical reasons for this corporate commitment are reduced operating costs for increased profitability and greater employee satisfaction.

“TVA Economic Development’s mission includes working with Valley communities, like Lewisburg, to help them be ready for economic growth opportunities,” said John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development. “We are seeing that more and more companies have an increasing business emphasis on sustainable operations, and are adding this component to their RFIs as they search for a community where they can locate, grow, and enhance their company’s sustainability commitments.”

“We are extremely proud to receive this recognition from TVA,” said Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham. “We work very hard to be the kind of community people want to live and work and one that supports its business and industry. It feels very good to have those efforts rewarded by agencies such as TVA and Boyette Strategic Advisors.”

“I am very excited to be able to market this accomplishment along with our partners at TVA,” said Lewisburg Director of Economic Development Greg Lowe. “I believe that our being recognized for our sustainability by TVA and BSA will help us to better demonstrate to prospective industries, businesses and potential residents that Lewisburg is not only looking forward, but moving forward.”

Lewisburg, Tennessee is located along I-65 just 50 miles from Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama. It’s location and its commitment to industrial development has made it one of the strongest manufacturing-based communities in Tennessee. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Career fair slated for Tuesday

From Staff Reports

The Tennessee Career Centers in Maury County are partnering
with State Rep. Sheila Butt to host hiring fair with more than 30 employers,
according to a press release.
The event will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Northfield Workforce
Development and Conference Center in Spring Hill, 5000 Northfield Lane.
Employers featured at the event will be Calsonic Kansei North America Inc,
Maury County government, Smelter Services Corporation, Middle Tenn
Juvenile Detention Center, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs and Maury
County schools. There will be job opportunities in various fields.
For more information call (931) 490-3792.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Comfort Research Grand Opening October 9 2013

Comfort Research opens in ICP building

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Workforce Development Meeting with Industries

Tennessee College of Applied Technology
Workforce Training Meeting with Marshall County Industry

Columbia State Community College-Lewisburg
Friday, October 25, 2013
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
RSVP Greg Lowe – (931) 993-7499 or greg.lowe@lewisburgtn.gov
(Lunch will be provided)

This meeting will focus on the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski Industrial Maintenance Technology Program, the Advanced Manufacturing Education Program, the current curriculum and instructors, future curriculum changes needed by local industry and industry partnership potential with TCAT-Pulaski.
Local industries are encouraged to send one or more representatives prepared to discuss in detail the current workforce needs of the company and needs moving forward.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (formerly the Tennessee Technology Center) is in the process of developing training curriculum that will serve the needs of industry in the region to insure a regional workforce is in place with the skills, education and training levels needed to provide each industry a quality workforce - today and in the future.

TCAT Instructor Dino Owen will make a presentation outlining the current training curriculum being offered at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski, industries being served and placement of students, current industry partnerships and future plans.
Following his presentation, Mr. Owen would like to have a discussion with industry representatives to address the following questions:
1.   What training is most needed by your industry today and in the foreseeable future?
2.   What has been your company’s experience with TCAT students, if any?
3.   How can TCAT better serve your company’s training needs?
4.   How can your company and TCAT better work together to serve those training needs?
5.   Is your company interested in a specified and customized training program through TCAT?
6.   Is your company interested in providing equipment or funding for equipment to assist TCAT training?
7.   Is your company interested in the potential of a Lewisburg training site for current and future employees?

Workforce Development is issue #1 in the region. The goal of this meeting is to assist TCAT-Pulaski in its program development to address the skills and/or quality of workforce gap facing manufacturing in Southern Middle Tennessee.

Please make plans to attend this meeting to provide the level of input only you can provide.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

TN Career Center-Lewisburg hosting Hiring Event for HG Staffing

Communications Coordinator at South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance
TN Career Center-Lewisburg hosting Hiring Event for HG Staffing, Oct 10th 9AM-1PM, 980 S Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg (inside the Columbia State Community College-Lewisburg campus)

Positions available:

Machine operator
Shipping and Receiving

Call 931-380-2500 or 931-490-3800 for more information