Alexander Gives Statement On Alcoa Plant Expansion

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN.) on Thursday released the following statement on the groundbreaking of Alcoa’s plant expansion:

"Alcoa's announcement fits right into Tennessee's growing status as the premier location for auto suppliers. But for those of us who grew up here, it is much more than that. For thousands of East Tennessee's families during the last century, Alcoa's presence has meant good jobs, good schools and stronger communities."


BASF Receives Safety Excellence Award In Chattanooga

Injury free at both Chattanooga plants since January 2011, BASF received the Safety Excellence Award from the Tennessee Association of Manufacturing. Each year, the award celebrates the manufacturer who best demonstrates safety as a top priority across all levels of leadership and operations.      (click for more)

New And Used Vehicle Sales Drop In April

New vehicle sales in Hamilton County decreased to 1,004 in April and used vehicle sales decreased to 3,775 according to figures from the County Clerk's office.  That compares to 1,141 new vehicles sold and 3,705 used vehicles sold in April last year.  Totals for April included 403 new cars and 601 new trucks sold. They included 1,989 used cars and 1,766 used trucks sold. (click for more)

Grocery, Retail, Parking Lots, Multi-Family Proposed To Build Out Lifestyle Way Near Hamilton Place

A grocery store, restaurants, much additional retail, large parking areas, and apartments are planned for 62 acres of the Lifestyle Way development near Hamilton Place Mall. The project by developers Ken and Byron Defoor has long been in the works, and previously has featured an Embassy Suites Hotel and a Mellow Mushroom and office near Shallowford Road long with some retail ... (click for more)

Expansion By Developers Of McCallie Commons Would Raze 3 Old Houses On Oak Street

Developers of the McCallie Commons student housing at McCallie and Central are wanting to expand the project, but it would involve tearing down three old homes on Oak Street. The proposal from developer David Hudson would be an expansion of the four-story apartment building and separate parking garage with 300 parking spaces proposed that was approved earlier. The original ... (click for more)

Hall Tax Reduction Is Right For Tennessee

In a move to make Tennessee more economically competitive and give relief to state of Tennessee taxpayers, the General Assembly passed major tax reform legislation this year by reducing the state’s Hall income tax and establishing a timeline for full repeal.  While Tennessee is always included in the list of nine states with no income tax, we often see an asterisk by our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow

Years ago at a ritzy dinner party in Westchester County, New York, an editor from Reader’s Digest was seated next to the prettiest woman in the room and noticed her overall glow and countenance was such that he had never noticed a tell-tale scar under her nose. After the dishes were cleared away, admit the mindless chatter, he asked if she would mind telling him about it. The ... (click for more)