Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Marshall County Holds Clean Up Litter Event


The Marshall Co. Solid Waste Department along with the City of

Lewisburg Stormwater Department held a county-wide Clean Up

Day event on Saturday, April 15, 2023 to pick up litter along major

thoroughfares and parks around Marshall County.

Elected officials, representatives from industries such as Teledyne, WestRock and Lewisburg Printing joined several volunteers who spent Saturday morning collecting bags of litter from Rock Creek Park and the Lewisburg Industrial Park to roadways and other public areas from Belfast to Chapel Hill. 

With assistance from Waste Management, the crews were able to collect and dispose of over 1,550 lbs of litter. The volunteers were treated to a cookout at Rock Creek Park following the morning workout.

Join MarCo KidCare Network - a New Network of Support & Resources for In-Home Child Care Providers in Marshall County, TN


The purpose of the MarCo KidCare network of In-Home

Child Care providers in Marshall County is to provide networking

opportunities and resources to existing In-Home Providers, as well as,

assist other Stay-at-Home parents in becoming In-Home Providers.

Child Care is a critical issue across the nation and we need more child

care facilities, especially Family & Group home facilities to address

the issue of availability and affordability here in Marshall County.

MarCo KidCare network is partnering with the Tennessee Department

of Human Services, Child Care Licensure Division on providing the

training, education, potential funding and other resources to existing

and prospective In-Home Child Care Providers who join our online

network. We will be creating a Website and a Facebook group for

this network to share information, create networking events or to

provide a space for any and all In-Home Providers to connect with one

another, form friendships, partnerships and a community that we hope

to grow and nurture - just like the children we all cherish in

Marshall County. 

To Kick Off our MarCo KidCare Network, we are hosting a Lunch & Learn and an After Hours Session with the Tennessee Department of Human Services - Child Care Division at the Lewisburg Recreation Center on May 16, 2023.

Lunch & Learn | 12pm - 1:30pm at the Lewisburg Recreation Center - 1551 Mooresville Hwy., Lewisburg, TN 37091

  • Children Welcome and Activities will be planned for them

  • Lunch and Drinks will be provided

After Hours Session | 5pm - 6:30pm at the Lewisburg Recreation Center - 1551 Mooresville Hwy., Lewisburg, TN 37091

  • Children Welcome and Activities will be planned for them

  • Food and Drinks will be provided

Register for either session using this link | t.ly/03q5

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Berry Announces Expansion of its Leading Film Manufacturing Facility in Lewisburg, Tennessee


EVANSVILLE, Ind.--()--Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), a leader in the design, development, and production of innovative, sustainable stretch films has begun expanding one of its leading stretch film manufacturing facilities in Lewisburg, Tennessee for completion by early 2024. The 25,000 square foot expansion will support the growing demand for Berry’s highest performing, sustainable stretch films by creating space for three new cast lines, upgrading the capacity of the facilities existing post-industrial resin (PIR) reprocessing system, and extending its rail spur for resin material handling. In coordination of the expansion, Berry will add ten new jobs in the Lewisburg facility.

“The ability to access innovative, sustainable film solutions is critical for our customers as they work to drive progress toward a circular, net-zero economy,” said Phil Stolz, EVP and General Manager, Performance Materials for Berry. "Expanding our Lewisburg facility will allow us to optimize the facility to help our films customers deliver against their ambitious sustainability goals.”

Through collaboration with its OEM supplier, Berry will complete the installation of one cast line to support 20 million pounds of added capacity for ultra-high-performance films. By investing in the new cast line, Berry benefits from the advanced technology needed to increase capacity in its most sophisticated stretch films. Upon installation of the first new line, Berry has plans to add two additional cast lines in the facility.

Plastic stretch films have been a longtime preferred solution for pallet load containment thanks to their strong, durable, and lightweight nature. Manufacturers continue to advance the performance of stretch films through developments in manufacturing paired with customer demands. Additions to Berry’s Lewisburg facility will support the increased production of ultra-high performing film solutions that advance a pathway to circularity. Among these films are Berry’s Transcend™ and Stratos™ machine films designed to reduce the use of virgin plastic through source reduction while retaining excellent load containment to prevent, breakage, damage and loss during transport and storage.

“Expanding our Lewisburg facility will allow us to optimize the facility to help our films customers deliver against their ambitious sustainability goals.”

To learn more about Berry’s sustainable films portfolio, click here.

About Berry

At Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), we create innovative packaging and engineered products that we believe make life better for people and the planet. We do this every day by leveraging our unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise to serve customers of all sizes around the world. Harnessing the strength in our diversity and industry-leading talent of 46,000 global employees across more than 265 locations, we partner with customers to develop, design, and manufacture innovative products with an eye toward the circular economy. The challenges we solve and the innovations we pioneer benefit our customers at every stage of their journey. For more information, visit our website, or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.