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Wialliam's Sausage Expansion: $37 million dollars investment and 226 new jobsUNION CITY, TN (January 26, 2016) - Williams Sausage Company, Inc. has announced a $37 million investment that will result in 226 new jobs, a new 180,000-square-foot-facility, a $3 million investment to its existing facility and a new sandwich line. The new facility will be in Union City, TN, the 59-year old family-owned company's home base. The expansion announcement was made by Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Roger Williams, president and owner of Williams Sausage Company.

tysonSPRINGDALE, Ark.- April 28, 2015 - Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) said today it is striving to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its U.S. broiler* chicken flocks by the end of September 2017. The company will report annually on its progress, beginning with its fiscal 2015 Sustainability Report. Tyson Foods has already stopped using all antibiotics in its 35 broiler hatcheries, requires a veterinary prescription for antibiotics used on broiler farms and has reduced human antibiotics used to treat broiler chickens by more than 80 percent since 2011.

ATLANTA - Dyersburg/Dyer County is the recipient of the Big Muddy Cup, an award from Site Selection magazine recognizing the top metro area along the entire length of the Mississippi River for private-sector facility projects per capita. The Union City metropolitan area, which reaches into Kentucky, ranked fifth.

actThe Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has initiated a partnership with Iowa-based nonprofit ACT to help DRA counties and parishes create the infrastructure and policies that support local workforce development and training systems through a region-specific version of the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.

commissionerClint Joiner with Jiffy Steamer welcomed TN ECD on Friday, February 6 with a company overview and plant tour followed by Representative Bill Sanderson welcoming him at his newly opened White Squirrel Winery in Kenton.

everett-stewat-airportEverett Stewart Regional Airport began thinking several years ago and finally in 2011 the conceptual drawing was provided. In its infancy, we hoped to try to get the funding for 3 signs, the two that we have just constructed and another sign to be located at the new Ag Site on the southeast side of the airfield.

tysonWe thought you might like to know that Tyson Foods' Obion County poultry plant is part of McDonald's new Our Food. Your Questions. campaign.

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced the next five Select Tennessee Certified Sites. The Select Tennessee program was launched in June 2012 with the goal of helping Tennessee communities prepare available sites for investment and expansion. The program sets a consistent and rigorous standard upon which companies can rely in making critical location decisions.

greenfiled productsNASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Greenfield Products officials announced today the company will expand their operations in Union City, investing $6.3 million and creating 100 new jobs during the next two years in Obion County. A leading manufacturer of custom heavy equipment attachments, Greenfield Products will add an additional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space to their current facility located at 3920 Greenfield Drive.

2014 Goodwill Career Solutions Impact LuncheonThe Goodwill Career Solutions 2014 Impact Luncheon is to recognize and honor our employer and community partners. Our partners help us meet our mission. Goodwill's Mission: The sale of donated items helps people with disabilities or other barriers to employment prepare for and find jobs in the community. Without our partners, we would not be successful helping people find jobs. The Impact Luncheon affords us the opportunity to thank and congratulate our partners for our success. So far in 2014 Goodwill Career Solutions has helped 7,788 people find employment and the Union City Career Solutions center has helped 556 people find employment. We would not be able to be this successful without partners. We are so grateful to all our partners and wish he could award each and every one of them.