Nissan building warehouse space in Murfreesboro

Nissan has contracted with T.W. Frierson to expand the former Singer Sewing and B&W Wholesale distribution center in Murfreesboro. The auto maker is adding 400,000 square feet of warehouse space to the back of a smaller building that now can house some call center, engineering and IT workers. Chambers Williams has the details.

It will be shared by the Nissan Export Center and a parts-return operation, said Nissan spokesman Justin Saia. The facility is located about three miles from the main Smryna plant. The number of workers based in the warehouse has not yet been determined, he said.

Jun 26, 2013 10:38 AM

Former Gaylord exec named Roscoe Brown CFO

Brian Byrd has been named CFO of Roscoe Brown, the storied HVAC and plumbing contractor that has offices in Murfreesboro, Nashville and Tullahoma. Byrd, a Murfreesboro resident and MTSU graduate, spent 13 years at the former Gaylord Entertainment, where he was executive director of shared financial services and controller of the ResortQuest business the company owned for a while.

May 13, 2013 11:06 AM

Big gift from Nobel winner's estate to MTSU

The estate of Jim Buchanan, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in economics, on Thursday said it would give $2.5 million to the Middle Tennessee State University Honors College. Part of the bequest will go toward establishing a lecture series focused on applying Buchanan's ideas to today's economic questions.

Buchanan died in January at age 93. Read more about his estate's gift, including the possibility of MTSU partnering with George Mason University to organize Buchanan's papers, here.

May 10, 2013 6:48 AM

Energy-efficiency rebate for Bridgestone La Vergne plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service have cut a $350,000 check to Bridgestone Americas as a reward for the energy efficiency improvements the tire maker has made in recent years at its La Vergne plant. An improved lighting system installed in 2010 has cut power consumption by 3.8 million kilowatt-hours. The cash will go into the Bridgestone Americas Environmental and Energy Strategic Fund to be applied to other conservation projects.

May 9, 2013 10:58 AM

Murfreesboro apartments trade as part of $102.5M package

278-unit Vintage at The Parke now owned by privately held Florida company
May 6, 2013 2:16 PM

Mufreesboro lands Hungry Howie's Pizza

Hungry Howie's Pizza has opened its first location in Murfreesboro. Located at 2015B Lascassas Pike, the franchised store is owned by Jon Curfman. Taylor, Mich.-based Hungry Howie's Pizza Inc. is the 11th largest pizza chain in the United States with 575 locations. Read more here.

May 1, 2013 10:40 AM

MTSU College of Mass Communication names dean

Former 'USA Today' editor has legal, music, journalism backgrounds
Apr 24, 2013 12:57 PM

Gulch hotel developer breaks ground on Murfreesboro Marriott

Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group Inc. has broken ground on the Residence Inn by Marriott-Murfreesboro (a rendering for which is seen below). Vision is the developer of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, currently being built on Division Street in the Gulch (read more here). To learn more about the Residence Inn by Marriott-Murfreesboro, read here.


Apr 24, 2013 7:00 AM

Raises coming for Nissan workers

Nissan executives say they will hike the pay for production employees and maintenance technicians at the company's plants in Smyrna, Decherd and Canton, Miss. The bump, which will come this October, will add 55 cents per hour for line workers and 65 cents per hour for maintenance techs. It's the first hike for them since 2006.

Apr 11, 2013 12:58 PM

Court of Appeals reverses $3M verdict against MTSU

Judges say former worker didn’t show proof supervisor knew of his EEOC complaint
Apr 3, 2013 2:37 PM