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Team Tennessee Times – July 10, 2017

Fitzgerald Opens New Industrial Park in Upper Cumberland

TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe joined the Fitzgerald family, which operates Fitzgerald Glider Kits and several other businesses in the transportation industry, for the grand opening of the Fitzgerald Industrial Park in Sparta last Thursday. Fitzgerald Collision & Repair recently announced plans for a $9 million, 220-job expansion in the Upper Cumberland. FCR will expand its existing plant in Rickman and also establish a new facility in Sparta. Here’s more.

Thompson Brown Inc.’s Grand Opening in Gainesboro

Thompson Brown Inc. recently hosted a grand opening celebration for its facility in Gainesboro. Thompson Brown specializes in innovative electrical prefabrication assembly manufacturing. Thompson Brown’s move to Gainesboro came after a search for a space that could accommodate its expansion needs. Thompson Brown invested $650,000 to upgrade a previously occupied facility and plans to create 30 jobs.

Campbell Arms Manufacturing To Establish Facility in McKenzie

Campbell Arms Manufacturing recently announced it would establish operations in McKenzie. The veteran-owned startup plans to create 50 jobs in Carroll County. Campbell Arms will make firearm components for government agencies and police departments. More info here.

Commissioner Rolfe Sits Down With Nashville Business Journal

Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently sat day with the Nashville Business Journal. If you want to learn more about the Commissioner’s first job, or how he likes to unwind in his free time, get to know him more with this interview here.

LiftTN Applications for Rural and Urban Microenterprises Now Open

TNECD is accepting applications for funding under its LiftTN: Microenterprise, Rural Edition and Urban Core Edition initiatives. The goal of the LiftTN initiatives is to foster microenterprise development. Grant recipients will provide education, tools and resources to underserved microenterprises in urban and rural parts of Tennessee. Eligible organizations include existing nonprofits, local governments and educational institutions. For full details, from what the previous Rural and Urban Core Editions have done to program guidance and recommendation from the grantees themselves, visit the website.