The Tennessee World Affairs Council has moved its home base from Cookeville to the campus of Belmont University, where it has partnered with the school's Center for International Business. The two parties plan to develop new programs "such as an Academic WorldQuest for college level students, international student briefing programs, expanded teacher workshops and seminars, international film nights, town hall meetings and symposia, an international affairs speakers’ bureau, and other global affairs education opportunities."
Nov 3, 2010 7:30 AM
The global freight management and logistics division of Brentwood-based OHL has hired Rolando Ayala to be vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Ayala comes to OHL from FedEx Trade Network, where he was managing director for Latin America. He will oversee the operations and business development in the region, which includes the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Rolando has a wealth of experience to offer our customers in the planning, development, and implementation of logistics solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean Region,” commented Patrick Moebel, President of OHL’s Global Freight Management business unit. “OHL is committed to continually expanding our network and our service offerings to meet our customers’ current and future requirements and Rolando will help us tremendously.”
Oct 28, 2010 7:52 AM
Executives from Volkswagen's Chattanooga Operations will head to the home country next week to attend the IZB suppliers fair. They're taking with them a group of state and local officials looking to make connections with manufacturers from around the world.
"More than two years ago we started our project and the key focus from the beginning was to achieve a high US Dollar sourcing share, which we were successful in doing. In the second step, we tried to involve more local business from here in the Chattanooga and Tennessee area and we encouraged worldwide cooperating contractors to involve local business. That was successful with the construction of the factory and we had more than 50% of local companies involved. "In the third step, we are going even further and this will involve making our US and Canadian suppliers more visible to the decision makers that will be attending the IZB in Wolfsburg," Fischer said.Representatives from the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are sending representatives. SEE ALSO: More renderings released this morning of the sedan that will be made in Chattanooga
Sep 30, 2010 12:20 PM
Ohio money manager Dock David Treece says the U.S. has a great chance to revive its long-fading factory sector. Overseas wage costs have risen, you've got quality and IP issues to deal with and plenty of companies have received black PR eyes. Treece rightly says workforce training is needed, but there is one big issue he underplays a bit.
For the most part the jobs that left this country were in manufacturing, and not necessarily because they were cheaper abroad. Many Americans simply haven’t wanted to get their hands dirty. Having been convinced that the US is the most educated, developed nation in the world, many feel that a college degree entitles them to a $100,000 per year desk job.
Sep 30, 2010 11:08 AM
Ever feel like whipping out statistics on the state of the U.S. factory sector? Like how many cell phones are made in here? (Hint, as many as are made in your kitchen.) Here's the place to find them. HT: Chip Hanlon, who rightly points out that a little more perspective would be helpful.
Sep 28, 2010 12:03 PM
Ingram Content Group is establishing a Lightning Source print-on-demand book manufacturing facility in Australia.
“The expansion of our Lightning Source global print solution into Australia is a significant step in the ongoing mission of Ingram Content Group to help content reach its destination swiftly and efficiently to retailers and readers worldwide,” said David “Skip” Prichard, President and CEO of Ingram Content Group. “This expansion of Ingram’s global presence, from the United Kingdom to France and now Australia, provides publishers with expanded market reach and sales opportunities, as well as makes thousands of books available quickly and affordably to booksellers and their customers.”The Australia facility is Ingram's fifth networked book manufacturing facility. Lightning Source North American facilities include its headquarters in La Vergne, Tennessee, and a plant in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Lightning Source international locations include Milton Keynes, UK, and Maurepas, France.
Sep 23, 2010 11:42 AM
Big Machine, the record label home to Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, has recruited Brad Turcotte to oversee its international marketing efforts. Turcotte comes from Houston, where he was a senior exec at the management company that works with Beyonce Knowles.
Aug 13, 2010 7:12 AM
The Nashville Health Care Council is planning its annual health care trade mission for November — for the first time taking its members to South America. Members will visit Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, to learn about the countries' health care delivery systems, meet with local government and industry leaders, and explore business development opportunities.
Jul 22, 2010 12:03 PM
The U.S. Department of Commerce is likely to issue anti-dumping and countervailing duties next month as part of a year-long investigation of Chinese wire decking manufacturers accused of dumping their products onto the U.S. market. Nashville Wire Products was a member of the group that filed the complaint, the second of its kind in recent years. SEE ALSO: The official Chinese coverage of this development — complete with multiple references to worsening trade relations — and our previous coverage of this topic
Jun 7, 2010 8:05 AM
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