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With the assistance of Procurement Technical Assistance Center Consultants Paul Middlebrooks, Debbie Barber and Russell Toone from the UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS), a Nashville company acquired a Government Services…

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American Snuff

American Snuff, LLC headquartered in Memphis, TN truly espouses a culture of excellence.  They strive to be the best in class in all that they do.  They have achieved the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and…

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Student Capstone Projects

LTA Projects located in Cookeville, Tennessee builds the most portable lighting and antenna towers in the world.  The portable lighting and antenna towers are inflatable. Their portable inflatable towers let a user quickly…

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Veterans Business Conference

The East Tennessee Veterans Business Conference, which the UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and B&W Y12 have successfully directed for the last four years, was attended by nearly 400 small businesses in…

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High School Manufacturing Simulation

On February 17th, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, in partnership with the The South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, hosted a lean manufacturing training class for students in Maury County. A…

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Parr Industries

Parr Industries II, Inc. is located in Pulaski, TN and provides environmental waste services to numerous industries across the contiguous states. Parr was founded in 2011 and is a 100% Woman-Owned business. The founders, Shannon…

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Pigeon Forge Fire Rescue

The UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS) took to the air in March by conducting a five-day ropes rescue training course for the City of Pigeon Forge Fire Department. This course is one of the many diverse offerings in the…

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Lightning Source is a business unit of Ingram Content Group and is a printer and distributor of print-on-demand books. Ingram Content Group got their start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into…

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Philips Lighting

Philips NV each year sponsors the worldwide Philips Excellence Competition where teams of employees compete showcasing continual improvement projects they have worked on over the year.  Philips Lighting is a division of Philips…

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Per Vivo Labs

Per Vivo Labs® (PVL) is a proud, US Department of Veterans Affairs certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). PVL is operated by a core of pragmatic self-starters hailing from backgrounds in military,…

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Ace Initiative

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services Partners to Connect Companies to Growth and Innovation Assets The Advanced Composites Employment Accelerator of East Tennessee (ACE) is "part of the federal Jobs and…

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Executive Business Excellence Forum

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services coordinated a one-day Executive Business Excellence Forum in the Memphis area in February, hosted by ThyssenKrupp Elevator. The forum’s keynote speaker was Isao Yoshino…

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Heckethorn Manufacturing

Heckethorn Manufacturing has been serving the Dyersburg community since 1939. HECO specializes in tube forming, solid rod forming, cold heading of both tube and rod, robotic, metal inert gas (MIG) welding and progressive stamping…

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Dunlap Industries

Celebrates 50 years and Awards UT a Golden Zipper Dunlap Industries, Inc., an American owned manufacturer and distributor of zippers, thread, hook and loop and related textile trim items , celebrated 50 years at an event last…

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WM Barr Success Story

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, WM Barr produces solvents, removers, fuels, cleaning, and surface preparation products. The company maintains several manufacturing facilities and a national distribution center in the…

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Machining Solutions and Mold Works

ISO 9001 Quality System Implementation ABOUT Machining Solutions and Mold Works, located in Dandridge, TN, is sought out by customers to provide highly skilled mold and die repair and metal part fabrication.  The company…

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Ace Pumps

5S and TWI Implementation About Ace Pump Corporation was established in 1945 and is a privately owned and managed company located in Memphis, TN. Ace Pump Corporation provides pumping solutions for the chemical application, off…

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iLight Technologies

iLight Technologies is a pioneer and leader in innovative LED illumination solutions that transform and energize corporate identities and architectural environments. LEDs are the fastest growing segment of the light industry…

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Welbilt

Welbilt manufactures freezers and walk-in coolers. Based in Parsons, TN, the company has approximately three hundred employees and has gone through numerous name changes. Previously, Welbilt was known as MT Refrigeration and…

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