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Local auto workers union predicting contentious contract negotiations with General Motors

By MATT BLOIS United Auto Workers officially started negotiations on a new contract at the national level for General Motors employees this week. That contract will determine pay and benefits for union employees across the country, including the GM plant in Spring Hill, for the next four years. The current contract expires in September. In

By | 2019-07-19T20:34:57-05:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Quorum shares will stay on New York Stock Exchange following a warning in April

By MATT BLOIS Shares of the Franklin-based hospital chain Quorum will stay on the New York Stock Exchange after the company received a warning earlier this year. In April, the stock exchange notified Quorum that its market capitalization was less than $50 million for a 30 day trading period, throwing it out of compliances with

By | 2019-07-19T20:35:40-05:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , |0 Comments

More than 200 attend Mitsubishi event to make connections and find jobs

More than 300 people registered for a Mitsubishi recruiting event at the offices of Williamson Inc. on Friday. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS Hundreds of people showed up at the Williamson Inc. offices on Friday morning to meet with Mitsubishi recruiters. Three hours into the event one recruiter had nearly lost her voice

By | 2019-07-19T14:41:27-05:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |0 Comments

Mitsubishi preparing to hire and train more than 100 new employees at Franklin headquarters

By MATT BLOIS Mitsubishi North America is gearing up to hire more than 100 new employees for its Franklin headquarters. The Japanese car company has invited 60 of the roughly 200 employees at the California headquarters to move to Tennessee. The new headquarters will likely have a similar number of employees. Mitsubishi is hosting a

By | 2019-07-18T13:39:53-05:00 July 18th, 2019|Categories: Business|Tags: , |0 Comments

Brookdale Senior Living and activist investor Land and Buildings continue to battle

NASHVILLE POST Brentwood-based Brookdale Senior Living and activist investor Land and Buildings continue to battle back and forth on company operations, executive leadership strategy and whether or not creating a subsidiary company to own and manage revenue-generating real estate would add shareholder value. The longstanding qualms between the two companies arose again Tuesday when Land

By | 2019-07-17T14:29:31-05:00 July 17th, 2019|Categories: Business, MTSU News|0 Comments

A Brentwood payment processing company acquires a payroll business serving employees without a bank account

By MATT BLOIS The Brentwood payment processing company COMDATA has acquired a payroll business that serves employees outside of the traditional financial system. COMADATA purchased SOLE, a finance company located in Oregon, this month. The company issues debit cards and allows employers to deposit paychecks directly onto the card. COMDATA launched a similar product called

By | 2019-07-15T13:56:55-05:00 July 15th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Money, BW-News|Tags: |0 Comments

Truck stops invest in Franklin fuel payment processing company

By MATT BLOIS Two large truck stop companies have invested in a company from Franklin that specializes in processing fuel payments at truck stops. Love’s Travel Stops, based in Oklahoma, and TravelCenters of America, based in Ohio, are now part owners of the Franklin company QuickQ. Dean Troester, QuickQ’s CEO, said the company plans to

By | 2019-07-14T21:15:42-05:00 July 14th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |0 Comments

Addiction treatment trade group calls American Addiction Center lawsuit a “wild-eyed conspiracy”

UPDATE 7/15: This story was updated with a statement from American Addiction Centers. By MATT BLOIS An addiction treatment trade group is calling a lawsuit filed by the Brentwood addiction treatment company American Addiction Centers a “wild-eyed conspiracy.” The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit in a court

By | 2019-07-15T11:18:19-05:00 July 12th, 2019|Categories: Business|Tags: |0 Comments

Three Williamson County CEOs will serve on the Nashville Health Care Council

BY MATT BLOIS The CEOs of three Williamson County companies will serve on the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council starting this year. These leaders were appointed to the board this year: Stuart Clark, CEO, Premise Health David Dill, President & CEO, LifePoint Health Debra Osteen, CEO, Acadia Healthcare The council's board of directors already

By | 2019-07-11T13:58:34-05:00 July 11th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Memphis’ First Tennessee bank has opened a new trust office for Middle Tennessee

By MATT BLOIS First Tennessee Bank has opened a new trust office that will serve Williamson County, along with the rest of Middle Tennessee. The bank already has a number of branch locations in Williamson County. The new trust office will handle estates and trusts. First Tennessee Bank Senior Vice President Stephen Russell will be

By | 2019-07-11T17:07:13-05:00 July 11th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |0 Comments