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Thursday, October 22nd

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From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: A Canada-based auto parts manufacturer, Cannon Automotive Solutions–Bowling Green Inc., will be Spring Branch Industrial Park’s first tenant, according to an announcement from the Cleveland/Bradley Industrial Development Board on Tuesday.

Originally dubbed Project Hawk, the name of the company was confirmed by Doug Berry, vice president of economic development for the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. Headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the company purchased the 41.1-acre Lot 5 on Sept. 25.

According to records at the Bradley County Tax Assessor’s Office, the tract of land was purchased for $1.3 million. 

The organization did not publicly announce details regarding the project.

In addition, product lines for the Cleveland facility were also not disclosed by the company nor by the IDB. However, according to Cannon’s parent company — The Electromac Group, located in Windsor, Ontario — the manufacturer’s umbrella of subsidiaries specialize in producing hot- and cold-stamped automotive components, including roof beams, dash reinforcements, bumpers, step rails, bumper brackets, oil pans and floor pans, and other products.

The industrial park is located at Exit 20 off Interstate 75.

From WRCB Channel 3…

The Tennessee Department of Health announced the state’s plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccines once they become available.

 

Department officials said they developed a structure for allocating and distributing vaccines:

  • Five percent of COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed evenly among all 95 counties.
  • 10 percent of vaccines will be reserved by the state for use in targeted areas with high vulnerability to illness and death from the virus.
  • 85 percent of vaccines will be distributed among all 95 counties based on their populations.

Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said the distribution plan is subject to change depending on the availability of approved vaccines.

In news today…

Another 2,628 voters voted early in Bradley County on Wednesday, bringing the grand total –  including absentee and nursing home votes – to 19,534. Early voting continues until October 29th at the three Bradley County locations: Bradley Square Mall, the Bradley County Election Commission, and the former BB&T Bank building on McGrady Drive.