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1. Eastman Expects to Reopen Tenn. Plant in Early ’18
- Monday, January 1, 2018
A company expects its Tennessee chemical plant to be operating at full production in early 2018 after coal gas explosions in October.
Eastman Chemical Co. said this week that it has completed work on the coal gasification plant in Kingsport and is in the process of restarting it.
2. Eastman Chemical: No Health Impact From Plant Explosions
- Friday, October 6, 2017
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – The Eastman Chemical Company says two coal gas explosions and a fire this week at its Tennessee chemical plant posed no threat to the environment or human health.
3. Tennessee Chemical Plant Explosion Spurs Shelter Advisory
- Thursday, October 5, 2017
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – A chemical plant explosion in Tennessee has spurred a shelter-in-place advisory, though no injuries were reported.
Eastman Chemical says the incident Wednesday morning resulted from a process disruption in the coal gasification area of its Kingsport manufacturing site, which was reported to authorities. There was a loud noise and visible plume of smoke.
4. Eastman Chemical Second-Quarter Net Income Jumps 47 Percent
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – Eastman Chemical Co. said Tuesday its second-quarter net income jumped 47 percent, boosted by sales contributions from a recent acquisition.
5. Lieutenant Governor Says Gun Law May Need Change
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who backed a new law allowing handgun carry permit holders to keep weapons in their vehicles at work, says the law needs clarifying.
6. Tennessee Employers Named Semifinalists for Award
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Three Tennessee employers have been selected as semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
The award is the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest honor for employers that provide extraordinary support to their Guard and Reserve employees.
7. Health Commissioner: Fight Obesity Like Addiction
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tennessee’s health commissioner says obesity is a relapsing disease that should be fought like a drug addiction.
According to The Tennessean, Dr. John Dreyzehner spoke at a joint health summit in Nashville on Tuesday and said businesses need to step up for the benefit of their employees. Dreyzehner noted that most of those attending the meeting were representatives of health organizations.
8. Eastman Chemical Buying Solutia for About $3.38B
- Monday, January 30, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Specialty chemical company Eastman Chemical Co. is buying Solutia Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $3.38 billion to broaden its presence in the Asia Pacific region and other emerging markets while expanding its product offerings.
9. Tenn.-Based Eastman Chemical Touts China as Key Partner
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – Executives at Kingsport, Tenn.-based Eastman Chemical Co. say China is a key role in the company's growth.
10. Crop and Go
- Monday, October 31, 2011
Take agriculture machinery from the sugar cane and cotton industries.
Add genetics from cotton, corn and soybean seed companies. Mix with some proprietary technology built around what looks like a still and you have the recipe for the rise of sweet sorghum as an element in making biofuels.
11. Eastman Buys Texas Chemical Company for $100M
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – Eastman Chemical Co. has completed the acquisition of Sterling Chemicals Inc., a petrochemical producer, for $100 million.
12. Eastman Chemical to Buy Sterling Chemicals
- Thursday, June 23, 2011
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – Industrial chemical maker Eastman Chemical Co. signed a deal to buy Sterling Chemicals Inc. for $100 million in cash, boosting Eastman's market share in more environmentally friendly plastic products.
13. Haslam Expects to Approve Higher Ed Tuition Hikes
- Thursday, June 23, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to stand in the way of proposed tuition hikes at Tennessee's two higher education systems.
The Republican governor is scheduled to attend the University of Tennessee's board of trustees meeting in Knoxville on Thursday, where tuition hikes are on the agenda.
14. Tenn. Opens Settlement Talks to Chemical Company
- Tuesday, March 2, 2010
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's top environmental officials are offering Eastman Chemical Co. a role in finalizing the punishment the company faces for water quality violations in 2008 and 2009.
15. Memphis Bioworks Heads to the Farm
- Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Memphis Bioworks Foundation has taken the next step in its development strategy by formally targeting biofuels and related products.
Since it was founded in 2001, Bioworks has concentrated on human medicine, and mainly on real estate issues; one of the first needs was lab space to help recruit scientists, which involved the 2005 implosion of Baptist Memorial Hospital along Union Avenue to make way for the UT-Baptist Research Park.
16. Tenn. Bill Would End Anonymous Complaints of Environmental Violations
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - The sponsor of a sweeping proposal to eliminate most environmental investigations based on anonymous complaints says the measure is aimed at a property dispute in his Northeast Tennessee distinct and will be narrowed down during the legislative session.
17. Bredesen Frustrated by Board of Regents Pace on 'Wal-Mart 101'
- Monday, July 30, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - It's been nearly a year since Gov. Phil Bredesen announced a proposal to create a community college curriculum designed to prepare students to become managers at big-box retailers like Wal-Mart.
18. Alternative Fuels Gain Momentum in Memphis
- Monday, July 24, 2006
Once almost unheard of in the area, the biofuels industry is starting to sprout in Memphis, with three companies in various stages of development.
Memphis Biofuels LLC July 11 announced it would expand by building a 36-million-gallon-per-year biodiesel production facility at 2227 Deadrick Ave.
19. Buckeye Garners Award From Eastman Chemical
- Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Eastman Chemical Co. has presented its 2005 Supplier Excellence award to the Buckeye Technologies Inc. cotton cellulose plant in Memphis. The plant is a producer of specialty products made from wood and cotton fiber.
20. State Program Aims to Build Work Force
- Monday, August 15, 2005
Plenty of positions to fill but not enough qualified applicants to fill them is a scenario businesses want to avoid. But in some industries, it's a situation that is faced regularly - the pool of applicants doesn't always contain candidates with the education requirements the company desires.
21. Archived Article: Marketplace (plastics)
- Monday, March 20, 2000
By JANE DUBOSE Rubber, plastics industries major players in states economy By JANE DUBOSE Special to The Daily News One might say the rubber and plastics industries in Tennessee are the "Rodney Dangerfield" sectors of the states economy. T...
22. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, April 12, 1999
Six Companies On Fortune 500 List - (NEW YORK, New York) -- Six Tennessee based Response Oncology Inc. announced it has secured a national contract with Intracorp, a U.S. case management company, for high-dose chemotherapy. Under the terms of the co...
23. Archived Article: Tn Program
- Tuesday, October 6, 1998
State launches products campaign State launches products campaign The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has announced the kick-off of the Tennessee Sounds Good to Me products campaign. "Our goal over the next year is to...
24. Archived Article: Best Practices Lj
- Friday, September 27, 1996
lj 10/5 cates New tour program showcases "best practices" By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In todays competitive marketplace, businesses are always searching for ways to increase their productivity, maintain their competitive edge and moti...
25. Archived Article: Inv Focus
- Monday, April 29, 1996
4/25 jts excise tax Proposed tax formula to encourage in-state investment By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News A bill approaching the governors desk for approval will attempt to update Tennessees franchise and excise tax code to match rates in states comp...
26. Archived Article: Innov Tech (fedex) Lj
- Thursday, April 11, 1996
lj 10/5 cates FedEx nominated for Smithsonian award By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For the second year in a row, FedEx has been recognized by a national icon as a bellwether of innovation and technology for the shipping industry. The corporations ...
27. Archived Article: Govt Fcs (vpp) Lj
- Friday, March 22, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Volunteer STAR recognizes excellence in safety, health programs By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Tennessee companies with successful health and safety programs will soon be able to rate a "gold star." The Volunteer STAR progr...
28. Archived Article: Jts Awards
- Friday, October 20, 1995
10/20 jts Awards Memphis businesses take top state quality honors MLGW, Methodist and Trane Commercial among best By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Memphis businesses topped a list of the states best companies at the Tennessee Quality Awards ceremony i...
29. Archived Article: Env Briefs
- Wednesday, October 18, 1995
10/18 env. briefs Three Memphis-based companies were winners of the Tennessee Association of Business' 1995 Environmental Achievement awards which were presented to 11 manufacturers in the state during the 13th annual TAB Environmental Seminar in Na...