Highway Transport opens $12.5 million flagship service center in Geismar

Highway Transport has opened a $12.5 million flagship service center in Geismar, Louisiana, which will serve the needs of its current and growing customers across the Gulf Coast region and lead to the creation of 150 local jobs. The new service center expands the chemical transportation company’s presence in the Gulf Coast, positioning Highway Transport to serve several nearby prominent … Read More

Statement regarding aircraft accident

Members of the Clayton family are deeply saddened by the loss of businessman Joe Clayton, the beloved cofounder of Clayton Automobiles and Clayton Homes, who lost his life in an aircraft accident late Monday evening. Others on board the aircraft were his brother, Jim Clayton; Jim’s grandson, Flynt Griffin; and Jay McBride, a friend and local businessman, all of whom … Read More

Tranzonic Companies selects Guzman as Knoxville employee of the year

Jose “Fredy” Olivares Guzman has been selected by The Tranzonic Companies as employee of the year at its West Knoxville facility. Guzman, a 20-year employee, was nominated and recognized by the company and his peers for his production expertise and dedication to quality. A surprise ceremony was held July 30 at the facility to announce Guzman as the winner. “Our … Read More

South College Atlanta launches master’s-level nursing program

South College is launching the master’s program in nursing at its Atlanta campus to help address the need for advanced nurses amid a nursing shortage that Georgia public health officials say has reached “crisis level.” Enrollment is open for qualified students to join the first class, which starts Sept. 30, 2020. The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration … Read More

Pilot Company Announces Leadership Changes Beginning January 1, 2021

CEO Jimmy Haslam named chairman; Chief Strategy Officer Shameek Konar named CEO KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) – Pilot Company, the leading supplier of fuel and the largest operator of travel centers in North America, announced today that CEO Jimmy Haslam will become chairman of the board on January 1, 2021, and has named Shameek Konar, the company’s chief strategy … Read More

Haslam family gift will support insurance for Chromebooks

A generous gift from the Haslam family will help economically disadvantaged families obtain insurance for new Chromebooks that will be provided to all K-12 students in Knox County Schools. Earlier this year, the Knox County Board of Education and Knox County Commission approved a 1:1 plan that will make a Chromebook computer available to each KCS student in grades K-12, … Read More

Pilot Company kicks off round-up campaign to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Pilot Company, the leading supplier of fuel and the largest operator of travel centers in North America, announced today a new in-store round-up campaign to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The campaign, which runs from today through July 27, will aid the organization’s ongoing efforts to serve kids, families and communities in need, especially now as it adapts … Read More

Johnson Architecture adds Rachel Smith as intern interior designer

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee graduate Rachel Smith as an intern interior designer. “It’s always rewarding to add an aspiring architect to our team,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Architecture. “As Rachel’s journey moves from education to practice, we appreciate the perspective she brings to our firm.” Smith graduated in May with a Bachelor of … Read More