GERDAU EARNS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECERTIFICATION

Gerdau’s Knoxville plant has again earned the ISO 14001 certification, an international distinction that recognizes the mill’s environmental management system. The plant first pursued and achieved this voluntary certification in 2007. Its 2013 certification recently became official.

RURAL/METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT LIEUTENANT BRIAN WOODS NAMED FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Rural/Metro Fire Department Lieutenant Brian Woods accepts the Insurance Professionals of Greater Knoxville (IPGK) Firefighter of the Year Award from IPGK member Sean Thompson of Strategic Technical Resource, Inc. at an Oct. 15 ceremony at the Bearden Banquet Hall. Woods was honored for the creation and implementation of an innovative firefighting training program integrated into the curriculum of South-Doyle High School.

The Insurance Professionals of Greater Knoxville (IPGK) has named Rural/Metro Lieutenant Brian Woods as the Firefighter of the Year for the Knoxville area.

KCDC STRATEGIC PLANNING DIRECTOR NAMED PRESIDENT OF TAHRA

Joyce Floyd, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) Director of Strategic Planning and Special Projects, was recently elected President of the Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (TAHRA) to serve a two-year term that began this September.

KINGSPORT AQUATIC CENTER EARNS STATEWIDE PUBLIC WORKS AWARD

The $17.2 million Kingsport Aquatic Center has been named Project of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association. The center offers Kingsport residents and visitors year-round access to aquatic fitness and recreation activities.

The City of Kingsport has earned statewide recognition for the Kingsport Aquatic Center, a rousing recreational success in East Tennessee.