Babcock And Wilcox Intech, Inc. To Consolidate, Expand Chattanooga Operations

Expansion To Create 50 New Jobs

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc. officials announced on Tuesday the company will consolidate its Chattanooga operations by building a new facility in the Centre South Riverport Industrial Park. Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company, will more than triple its footprint in Chattanooga, resulting in an investment of $4.8 million and the creation of 50 new jobs. The announcement was made by company officials and Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty.

“Tennessee has a long-standing tradition of excellence in energy and advanced technologies, and we are proud to be home to many major technology companies throughout the state including Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc.,” Commissioner Hagerty said. “When a company chooses to expand in Tennessee, it underscores the importance of having a strong, capable workforce in place, and I thank Babcock & Wilcox Intech for offering these high quality jobs to our citizens and for further investing in Chattanooga.”

“Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc. is expressing our commitment to this community and our customers by more than tripling the square footage of our current operations while adding fifty technical positions,” Allen Steagall, operations manager for Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc., said. “This expansion increases our capacity for solving customer challenges through new and innovative approaches while shortening the length of the inspection and repair process at operating nuclear plants.”

Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc.’s new facility will house its current Chattanooga workforce and allows room for additional growth. It will also include state-of-the-art training, proof of process and machining/fabrication areas. Among the company’s offerings are custom-designed and manufactured robots that reduce human interaction with hazardous, radioactive environments.

“We’re proud to help Babcock & Wilcox Intech grow by adding them to the roster of companies at Hamilton County’s Centre South Industrial Park,” Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said. “This is a great example of how the public sector can work with the private sector to support the creation of new family-wage jobs.”

Intech, which was established in Chattanooga in 1995, was acquired by The Babcock & Wilcox Company in 2008. The company provides expertise in non-destructive examination (NDE) inspection for the nuclear industry along with maintenance and repair, robotic tooling and process development for the fossil and nuclear markets.


Wacker Supports Three New Apprenticeship Programs At Chattanooga State

Wacker Polysilicon North America announced its support for three new apprenticeship programs at Chattanooga State Community College which will begin this fall. Students who qualify and are selected for the programs will participate in paid on-the-job training at the Wacker Polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tenn.   Of the almost 100 operators and laboratory technicians ... (click for more)

Baker Donelson Ranked 30th In 6th Consecutive Year On Fortune's 100 Best Companies To Work For List

The law firm of Baker Donelson has once again been named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. In its sixth consecutive year to be included, Baker Donelson is ranked 30th, earning its highest ranking yet and its second consecutive year as the highest ranked law firm on the prestigious list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.  ... (click for more)

Police Say Video, Fingerprint Led To Harris Arrest In Gang Killing In Brainerd

A city detective testified Friday that a video and a fingerprint led to the arrest of 23-year-old Darreo Harris in a gang murder in Brainerd early on the morning of New Year's Day. Charges of criminal homicide and possessing a firearm during a dangerous felony were bound to the Grand Jury in the case involving the slaying of 18-year-old Juan Boyd. Detective Victor Miller ... (click for more)

Magistrate Says Ex-Boyfriend Threatened Her With Sexual Photos, Videos

Magistrate Sharetta Smith told police that a former boyfriend had sent her a threatening text message with a sexual picture from the time they were dating attached. She said Darian Paris told her in the text that he had more pictures and videos. Paris, 38, of Ooltewah, was arrested on a charge of harassment. Ms. Smith also filed for an order of protection against him in ... (click for more)

School Vouchers Are Unfair - And Response

A school voucher is a publicly funded credit or certificate whereby a student may be enrolled in a private school and apply the credit to tuition.   So, why should Tennessee taxpayers care? 1.      Vouchers use your money to help pay for a student to go to a private school that answers to private administrators and not you the taxpayer. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: America’s Newest Darling

Minutes after I read a letter on Rebekah Gregory’s Facebook page yesterday, I was mere seconds from summoning the marching band, our prancing elephants, and the flag-bearers so we could rightfully induct this dazzling survivor of the Boston Marathon blast into my personal Hall of Fame. I do that, you know, when I see everyday people display courage, kindness, guts, brilliance, ... (click for more)