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Industries Honored at Appreciation Breakfast

annual breakfastThe Chamber once again hosted the Annual Industrial Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, October 3rd to thank the manufacturing, distribution and industry service companies in Morristown and Hamblen County. Over 140 industry representatives, community and elected leaders, as well as event sponsors attended the event, held at First Presbyterian Church. Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney and Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain both expressed their appreciation to the industries for their contri-bution to the success of the local economy. R. Jack Fishman then conveyed his grati-tude for the industrial presence in our community. He announced that reported capital investment in land, buildings and equipment by existing industry operations totaled over $113 million in the last year, creating over 300 new jobs. He also recognized those companies celebrating a significant anniversary.

Those companies recognized during the program were:

  • Advanced Tool & Machine
  • American Plastic Profiles
  • Arconic
  • Bodycote Thermal Processing
  • Colgate Palmolive Co.
  • Colortech, Inc.
  • East Tennessee Steel Supply
  • Iatric Manufacturing Solutions
  • Iconex
  • Inteplast Bags & Films
  • Kawasaki Tennessee, Inc.
  • Koch Foods
  • Lear Corporation
  • MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc.
  • MCR Industries
  • Meritor, Inc.
  • OTICS USA, Inc.
  • Petoskey Plastics
  • Press Repair
  • Raimondi
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • RPN, Inc.
  • San-Ei Seiko America, Inc.
  • Team Technologies, Inc.
  • Tuff Torq Corporation
  • Universal Forest Products Morristown, LLC
  • University Loft Company

Special thanks to the following sponsors who made this year’s event possible:

Major Sponsors:

  • AccuForce HR Solutions
  • Burke Ailey Construction Co.
  • C & C Millwright Maintenance Co., Inc.
  • Cherokee Millwright
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Commercial Bank
  • Express Employment Profes-sionals
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Hale Construction
  • Heartland Title Services
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morristown Utility Systems/FiberNet
  • ORNL Federal Credit Union
  • Strate Insurance Group
  • SunTrust Bank and Wimberly Lawson
  • Wright, Davies & Jones PLLC.

Corporate Sponsors:

  • Andrew Johnson Bank
  • Atmos Energy
  • CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of East Tennessee
  • Citizen Tribune
  • Craine, Thompson & Jones
  • Design Innovation Architects
  • First Peoples Bank
  • Lakeway Auto Sales
  • LeBel Commercial Realty
  • Michael Brady Inc.
  • Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System/Covenant Health
  • Quality Waste
  • Resource MFG
  • TVA and WorkNow!, Inc.