Flooring manufacturer to create 245 new jobs
NASHVILLE – After attaining a significant production milestone and opening a new customer experience center within its state-of-the-art ceramic tile manufacturing plant in Dickson earlier in 2017, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mohawk Industries announced today the world’s leading flooring manufacturer will expand manufacturing operations in Tennessee. Mohawk will add a second plant near its recently built Dickson tile factory.
“I want to thank Mohawk for choosing to expand in Dickson and for creating more than 200 new jobs in Tennessee and Dickson County,” Haslam said. “Mohawk is a global leader in the tile industry and it means a great deal that a company of this magnitude has made the decision to expand in Tennessee. Mohawk’s investment in Dickson County brings us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
The CNG “From Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally” stopped in Dickson on Monday to bring attention to natural gas-powered vehicles.
"This rally will demonstrate the viability and vibrancy of the domestic NGV market and shows that NGVs can travel across the nation as there is already adequate refueling stations to make this trip a reality," according to a CNG press release.
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$5.7M Dal-Tile site-grading bid approved by county
A Humphreys County contractor's bid of $5.7 million for mass grading for the Dal-Tile site was approved Monday by the county commission.The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development must now also approve the bid.
Vaughn Contractors, Inc., based in Waverly, presented the lowest bid of the three finalists while Jones Bros., of Mt. Juliet, submitted a bid of $7.38 million and Eutaw Construction Co., of Aberdeen, Miss., presented a bid of $7.7 million.
James + Associates, Inc. engineering firm, owned by Darrell James of Dickson County, handled the bid submissions. The low bid by Vaughn was recommended in a letter to the county commission by James + Associates Vice President James Gillespie.Read Full Article in The Tennessean