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.


Chattanooga Insurance Agent Receives Gold Record Award

Ryan Moore, an agent with AmeriLife & Health Services of Chattanooga, LLC was recognized for his outstanding sales accomplishments in June 2014 by being awarded a Gold Record at AmeriLife’s Steak & Beans event. With a weekly commission check exceeding $44,000, Mr. Moore was surprised in being recognized as the agent with the second highest check received the ... (click for more)

Connect Marketing Hosts Free Lunch Seminar With Eric Buchanan

Connect Marketing will be hosting Eric Buchanan as he leads a free lunch seminar for local insurance agents at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown on Thursday Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m. The theme will be ‘Helping Insurance Agents Be a Hero to Their Clients’.  Mr. Buchanan is a local attorney who routinely speaks to insurance groups, HR professionals, and attorney associations around ... (click for more)

City Council Presents Potential Ordinance To Address Noise Level Downtown

Members of the Chattanooga City Council presented a potential ordinance to address concerns about the noise level downtown. If passed, the ordinance will put limits on both dB(A) and dB(C) levels of sound. It was noted, "When we compare our dB level, it is clear that Chattanooga is lower than Nashville and Knoxville." However, this comparison only takes dB(A) levels into consideration. ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Ohls Avenue While Working In His Yard

A Chattanooga man was shot Tuesday evening, while working in his yard. At approximately 8:55 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 4217 Ohls Ave. for a shooting. Officers located 34-year-old Daniel Marlowe suffering from a single gunshot wound to his hip.  Mr. Marlowe stated to investigators that while he was working in his yard, three black males approached him and ... (click for more)

Thankful For Senators Alexander And Corker's Support Of The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Fleet - And Response (2)

America’s national security at home and abroad is important to all of us.  So it is very important to recognize and thank our leaders when they show strong support for our military. That’s why I am writing to thank Senators Alexander and Corker for their continued commitment to our great state, our nation, and especially to our military.  Their support ensures that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Scottsboro’s Pat Trammell

I got a warm feeling Tuesday when it was announced Pat Trammell will be among those in the inaugural class of the Jackson County (Ala.) Sports Hall of Fame. When the august group is enshrined at Scottsboro’s Goose Pond Civic Center on Nov. 1, most folks won’t even know who Pat Trammell was but I knew all about him in my very first year as a fledgling sports writer back in 1967 and, ... (click for more)