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Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with VIAM Manufacturing and Coffee County officials Wednesday announced an expansion of the company’s facility on Park Tower Drive in Manchester, creating 75 new jobs. The expansion represents a $9 million investment and will bring VIAM’s operating space to 507,000 square-feet at its Coffee County facility. “Tennessee is a national leader in automotive manufacturing, and VIAM’s expansion is
Kelly Anderson, Dana Dillinger and Freda K. Jones, realtors at RE/MAX 1st Realty were recently honored at the RE/MAX Regional Awards Celebration at The Foundry in Knoxville, Tenn. Awards were presented to outstanding agents in the RE/MAX Southeast region consisting of Tenn., Oh., Ga. and Ky. Anderson and Dillinger were presented the RE/MAX Executive Award. Jones was presented the 100 Percent Award. These awards are based on the 2012
As an addition to the retail lending department, Guaranty Trust Company is proud to announce the new hire of Kelly Foote as a senior loan officer. “I am excited to be a part of a great team that understands the importance of customer service,” said Foote, of Manchester. Foote has been in the mortgage industry for over 16 years. As an experienced mortgage consultant, Foote primarily focuses her business in
Located just off the square, next to the Brew on East Main St., Square Books Round Cookies is one part bakery and two parts bookstore, but it is wholly the embodiment of the Manchester small-business mindset. “We felt like the heart of Manchester [is the square],” said proprietor Rita Munn. “When this building opened, we were elated. It’s perfect for our needs.” Munn says, “Our passion when we opened …was
By Marian Galbraith, staff writer Barring a last-minute deal between Congress and the White House, furloughs are on the way for nearly 300 civilian employees at AEDC, according to Col. Raymond G. Toth, commander. And more lost work days are likely on the way for other people at the base, once Steve Pearson, general manager of Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA), announces how the AEDC contractor will address its funding reduction.
The cuts to AEDC’s funding, according to Toth, amount to a 9.9 percent reduction in research, development test and evaluation accounts in addition to slashing the operations and management account by 29 percent from the base’s baseline for the 2013 fiscal year. “What this really means is with only six months remaining in the fiscal year, I must take significant and immediate actions to live within the remaining budget and
Al White Ford is teaming up with the Coffee County Red Raider baseball program for a “Ford Drive 4 UR School” test drive event. On Saturday, April 6, from 9 am. to 4 p.m., Ford will donate $20 to the Red Raider Baseball Booster Club for each test drive per household in a new Ford. The donations will continue to a maximum of $6,000. Driver’s must be 18-years-old and have