$25.5-million, 230 New Jobs
NASHVILLE (July 10, 2014) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with ABC Group Inc. officials announced today the company will add an additional 180,000 square feet to its existing Gallatin facility in response to increased demand for automotive related products. ABC Group will invest $25.5 million in land, infrastructure and equipment and create 230 new jobs over the next five years in Sumner County. “I am very pleased that ABC Group chose to expand their facility in Gallatin. I know they had several options,” Gallatin Mayor Jo Ann Graves said. “Existing business is the backbone of our community and as they expand, the city benefits from their growth. I appreciate the assistance of the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Department of Economic and Community Development in making this expansion possible.” Read more in The Tennessean and see the state’s news release.
Posted on: 11 Jul, 2014
L-R: Rob Jones, Plant Manager for American Colors Inc (ACI); Matt Kosior, COO for ACI; Mayor Jo Ann Graves; Jim Wible, President/CEO of ACI; James Fenton, EDA Executive Director ; Jim Hallock, VP of ACI
American Colors Inc. broke ground in Gallatin’s Industrial Center today on a $3.7-million manufacturing and research facility that will bring 31 new jobs to the City. The Gallatin facility will produce products for the composites, coatings, plastics and agricultural industries and also include a research lab housing chemists and technicians. American Colors anticipates the facility will be fully operational by the first quarter of 2015. American Colors is a manufacturer of high quality liquid pigment systems and intermediates specializing in customer-focused solutions to complex coatings and colorants problems. The company enlists personnel and couples them with premium production equipment and state-of-the-art laboratory instruments. Read The News Examiner story (here).
Posted on: 2 Jul, 2014
Joe Thompson, who served 18 years as the City Attorney for the City of Gallatin, was sworn in today as Sumner County’s Circuit Court Judge. The Honorable Joe Thompson replaces his mentor, the late Judge Buck Rogers, who passed away unexpectedly in February of this year. Judge Thompson was elected to the post in the May primary and sworn in early by order of Governor Haslam.
Pictured from L-R: Juvenile Court Judge Barry Brown, Criminal Court Judge Dee Gay, Special Judge by Designation of the Supreme Court Jane Wheatcraft, newly sworn-in Circuit Court Judge Joe Thompson, General Sessions Judge Jim Hunter, Chancery Court Judge Tom Gray.
Posted on: 27 Jun, 2014