MacLean Power Systems To Establish Operations In Trenton, Tn.

Manufacturer Of Critical Components For Electric Utility Grid Anticipated To Create 250 Jobs

Monday, October 29, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development joined with company officials Monday to announce MacLean Power Systems will locate a manufacturing plant in Gibson County. This announcement represents an investment of $12 million by the company, and the Trenton project, located at 1465 Industrial Park Drive, is anticipated to create 250 jobs.

“This is exciting news for our state. MacLean Power Systems has a global presence, so this announcement speaks well for how attractive the Tennessee business climate is,” Governor Haslam said. “Trenton is in an area that will benefit greatly from these jobs, and I know the company will find hard-working Tennesseans are good, quality employees. MacLean Power Systems and Tennessee will be a strong partnership.” 

“MacLean Power Systems is another great addition to our state,” Allen Borden, ECD assistant commissioner, statewide operations, said. “Under Governor Haslam’s leadership, we continue to recruit highly-skilled, high wage jobs for our residents, and this announcement is a product of a successful economic development strategy.”

MacLean Power Systems is a leading manufacturer of products used globally by electric utilities for building transmission and distribution lines and substations. MacLean Power Systems product families include hardware, connectors, insulators, anchoring systems and a variety of protection devices. With 15 global manufacturing sites, MacLean Power Systems produces over 10,000 items.

“MacLean Power Systems is excited to locate our operations in Trenton.  We are looking forward to growing our business and creating opportunities here in west Tennessee,” Barry L. MacLean, president and CEO of MacLean-Fogg Company, said.  “The tireless efforts of the City of Trenton, the Industrial Board, Trenton Water and Light, and the State of Tennessee were major factors in our decision to locate here. The availability of ready and suitable facilities and a friendly business climate were critical to our decision.”

The facility will produce hardware and connector products and is projected to begin initial operations in the first half of 2013.

“The Board of Aldermen and I are thrilled with the new relationship between the City of Trenton and MacLean Power LLC,” Trenton Mayor Tony Burriss said. “Their presence in Trenton will change the lives of the people in Gibson County and West Tennessee.”

“I want to thank the State of Tennessee, Gibson County, the City of Trenton, Trenton Light and Water and the Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce for such a whole hearted effort in recruiting Maclean,” Ed Norman, L A Realty, LLC, said. “This is a perfect example of what a coordinated effort can do to change lives.”

“Being a long time customer of MacLean Power Systems, I can attest to the quality of both the company and their products,” Bret Fisher, general manager, Trenton Light & Water, said. “This move will prove to be of great benefit to both MacLean and the City of Trenton.”

MacLean Power Systems is a subsidiary of MacLean-Fogg Company.  MacLean-Fogg Company is a global enterprise with 27 global manufacturing facilities, 10 international facilities, annual sales of $900 million, and a worldwide workforce of more than 3,000 people. The MacLean-Fogg Company provides engineered metal and plastic components to the industrial, automotive, military and aerospace markets, and unique devices used in the transmission and distribution of electrical power.

For more information, visit www.macleanpower.com.  For possible employment opportunities, please contact the Tennessee Career Center at Dyersburg at 731 286-8300.



Shaw Expands Resilient Manufacturing Capabilities, Adding USFloors Product Lines

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has completed a $30 million investment to manufacture composite core LVT flooring in its resilient manufacturing facility in Ringgold, known as Plant RP. Shaw started manufacturing LVT in this state-of-the-art plant in 2016. This latest installation will manufacture Shaw and USFloors WPC and rigid core products by the end of third quarter this year. ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Businesses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: AIR-TECH CHARLES  ABLES HVAC SERVICE 515 LUPTON DR CHATTANOOGA TN 37415 AMERICAN CONCRETE SERVICES ANDREW  SHANE CONCRETE CONTRACTORS 1788 E POINSETT ST EXTENTION GREER SC 29651 AMERICAN WASTE SERVICES   DUMPSTER RENTAL 10219 HWY 58 OOLTEWAH TN 37363 ... (click for more)

Mark Wharton Named Vice Chancellor And Director Of Athletics At UTC

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellor Dr. Steven Angle announced Mark Wharton as the Mocs' new vice chancellor and director of athletics on Tuesday.  A press conference introducing Mr. Wharton is scheduled for  Wednesday, at  2 p.m.  in the Chattanooga Room in the University Center.  Community members, fans and supporters are invited to ... (click for more)

Government Paid Almost $181,000 In Social Security Benefits To Sewanee Man After He Died In 1988; Hawkins Charged With Embezzlement

The Social Security Administration paid almost $181,000 in benefits to a Sewanee man after he died in 1988, federal prosecutors said. The government learned in 2014 that the money designated to Walter Acton was going to a man living in his home at 3932 Jump Off Road - Edward Hawkins. Hawkins has agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement in the case. Prosecutor Perry Piper said ... (click for more)

The Soul Of Chattanooga Is In Trouble

As a child growing up in the Chattanooga area, at an early age I became fascinated with the history that cloaks the city. In those days there was enough pollution to cover the town and its history but that didn't stop tourists from coming to visit Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and the Chickamauga battlefield.     Chattanooga's leadership was not very far sighted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Writing From Bragg Avenue

Far and away, my favorite comment on destroying statues appeared on my Facebook page the other day and, believe it or not, it was the clear-minded Times Free Press Sports Editor Stephen Hargis who penned, “This statue offends me! It must be torn down!” Underneath his fiery words, the long-suffered UT football fan posted a picture of the bronze monument outside of Bryant-Denny stadium ... (click for more)