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Blue Oval City Announcement

October 01 2021

Ford Will Build the Ford F-Series Truck at the Memphis Regional Megasite, Located in Stanton, TN in Haywood County This was a historic week for the HTL Region, West Tennessee, and the State as the Ford Motor Company and SK Innovation announced their selection of the Memphis Regional Megasite for one of the largest battery and vehicle manufacturing campuses in the U.S. Ford and SK Innovation will invest $5.6 billion to build a 3,600-acre mega...

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Former Greater Memphis Chamber executive Mark Herbison hired by Haywood, Tipton, and Lauderdale counties

June 26 2019

After about a year in the private sector, a prominent Memphian has jumped back into economic development. Mark Herbison was hired recently by Haywood, Tipton, and Lauderdale counties to lead their joint industrial development efforts. He was the Greater Memphis Chamber's senior vice president of economic development for 13 years before taking a job with Chicago-based construction firm Clayco Inc. last July. Herbison said he had a "wonderful" experience with Clayco but that job required nearly...

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Covington Manufacturer hosting Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Facility

October 28 2016

Covington, TN – Local amphibious vehicle manufacturer Hydratrek, Inc. is celebrating a recent expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 25th, 2016 at 12:00pm at their Covington, TN facility located at 1211 Hope Street. Hydratrek manufactures high-quality amphibious vehicles that are in demand by first responders, utility companies, oil & gas contractors, military personnel and outdoor enthusiasts for providing access to wetlands, flood zones, and other hard-to-reach areas. Hydratrek’s new 157,000 square foot facility better...

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Toyota Donates Camrys for TCAT Auto Tech Program

November 06 2015

COVINGTON, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2015) — Students in the Automotive Technology program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Covington receive training for servicing and maintaining automobiles, and now they have two of the country’s top selling cars to prepare them for jobs in today’s auto industry. Students will use the two recently donated Toyota Camrys, one a hybrid model, to learn about maintenance, diagnostics, technical specs and other related skills to...

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United States Cold Storage to Expand Current Operations in Covington

October 13 2014

Nationwide Warehouse Logistics Provider to Invest $48 Million, Create 63 New Jobs NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with United States Cold Storage (USCS) officials today announced the company will expand its current operations in Tennessee by adding a new distribution and warehouse facility in Covington next to Unilever. The public refrigerated warehouse logistics provider will invest $48 million and create 63 new jobs in Tipton County. “United States Cold Storage...

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Unilever to Expand Covington Ice Cream Facility

September 20 2013

Governer Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Unilever to Expand Covington Ice Cream Facility: Global Consumer Goods Giant to Invest $108.7 Million, Add 428 New Jobs NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Unilever officials announced today the company will expand operations at its Covington facility. Plans include facility and site improvements for an 11,000 square foot engine room expansion and a 90,000 square foot parking lot expansion resulting in an investment...

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