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Team Tennessee Times – April 30, 2018

New Zealand Firm Picks Nashville for First U.S. Office, Plans to Create 110 Jobs

Mobile Mentor, Inc. announced last week that it will invest $2 million to establish its first U.S. operations in Nashville, creating 110 jobs. Part of Mobile Mentor Limited, the New Zealand-based company develops and manages mobile solutions for health care, banks, airline, utilities and government organizations. In its first few years in Nashville, Mobile Mentor will focus solely on health care. Here’s more on the company’s plans in Middle Tennessee.

GM Jump Starts Third Shift in Spring Hill

General Motors announced it will bring back its third production shift at its Spring Hill plant. GM expects to bring back 700 jobs that were temporarily cut last fall in the face of moderating sales. Since then, GM has experienced increased demand for the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5, both produced in Spring Hill.

GM employs approximately 3,000 people in Spring Hill. Here’s more on the automaker’s latest move in Maury County.

HomeServe USA Opens New Chattanooga Office

TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe joined HomeServe officials last week to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new Chattanooga offices. HomeServe invested approximately $5.5 million to build the new customer services operations, where 325 employees are based.

i3 Verticals Expanding in Middle Tennessee

i3 Verticals unveiled expansion plans in Middle Tennessee last week. The Nashville-based payments and software solutions firms said it would open a new facility in Murfreesboro, where it will create approximately 40 new tech jobs. Here’s more on i3 Verticals’ expansion plans in Rutherford County.

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions Symposium

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT-CIS) is hosting the first Advanced Manufacturing Solutions Symposium on May 10, a matchmaking-style opportunity designed to connect automotive manufacturers with the latest research in composites, additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing fields.

All buyers, suppliers, sponsors and exhibitors at Meet Your Match Tennessee will have access to the AMS Symposium. For more information about Meet Your Match Tennessee, the state’s premier event to connect automotive suppliers with original equipment manufacturers, click here.

Upcoming Disaster Loan Deadline for Shelby, Fayette and Tipton County Small Businesses

Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and private nonprofit organizations in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties that were affected by severe thunderstorms and damaging winds on May 27 and May 28, 2017 can still apply for up to $2 million in working capital loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The disaster loan application is open until May 23. Applicants may apply online and receive more information here.



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