IMC companies add 158 jobs in Tennessee
Trucking, warehousing and logistics company IMC said on Wednesday it will invest $ 23 million to move its headquarters from Memphis to Collierville, Tennessee, where it will add 158 more workers.
Construction of the 75,000 square foot Collierville facility is underway and is expected to be completed later this year.
Family-owned and operated for 40 years, IMC plays a vital role in the international supply chain industry. The company has grown to provide services that include dotting, expedited services, warehousing, chassis supply and secure container storage.
“Growth has always been part of the culture at IMC Companies,” said Mark H. George, president of IMC Companies. “I am proud to be able to expand our investment in Tennessee where we launched IMC Companies 40 years ago.”
IMC has more than 2,200 drivers and trucks across the United States and is the nation’s largest ocean shipping company.
“IMC’s decision to expand into Shelby County underscores the state’s favorable business climate and skilled workforce,” said Bob Rolfe, Economic and Community Development Commissioner of Tennessee.
Mercedes Benz hires hundreds in Alabama
Mercedes-Benz US International, Inc. on Wednesday launched a campaign to attract several hundred additional production workers to its factories in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
New hires will initially be paid $ 20 per hour, and will increase to $ 25 or more per hour after regular salary increases over four years. The staff additions are designed, in part, to help Mercedes start producing two electric vehicles – the EQS SUV and the EQE SUV – in 2022. Mercedes is also opening an EV battery assembly plant on a second campus in the Alabama in Bibb County.
“As our production continues to accelerate and evolve, we are expanding the team we have assembled with additional support at the local level,” said Michael Göbel, president and CEO of Mercedes Benz US International.
Jobs are immediately available in assembly, bodywork and paint shops. Positions are also available at its battery plant, where workers will assemble new technology high-voltage EV battery systems.
Best Buy adds technical support subscriptions
Just in time for the holidays, Best Buy has launched a new $ 200 membership for customers across the country that will not only offer tech support and shipping cost waivers, but also exclusive access to some of the hottest products. hard to find in the holiday season.
Best Buy has tested membership with a pilot program in Minnesota and a few other markets. The membership program is now called the Totaltech program.
For $ 200 per year, members receive free 24/7 technical support from Geek Squad, plus up to two years of product protection on most Best Buy purchases, delivery and installation. free standard and prices exclusive to Totaltech members.
This holiday season, which is expected to be plagued by supply issues, Totaltech members will receive “exclusive access to some of the season’s hardest-to-find products,” the company said.
One of the sales that Totaltech members will have access to will be “Member Monday,” a new special event that offers members exclusive offers on popular technology products. Members’ Monday begins October 18 and will run almost weekly during the holiday season.
As part of the nationwide rollout, Best Buy is converting 3.1 million customers already enrolled in its old technical support department to the new program.
Biden reinstates NEPA reviews of projects
In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental setback, President Joe Biden is reinstating federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of large infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. Reviews have been reduced by the Trump administration in an attempt to speed up projects.
The White House Council on Environmental Quality said on Wednesday it would reinstate key provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, a basic environmental law designed to ensure community guarantees during environmental reviews for a wide range federal projects and decisions.
Former President Donald Trump revised the rules last year in an attempt to speed up projects he says would boost the economy and create jobs. The rule change imposed last year tightened timelines for environmental reviews and public comment and allowed federal officials to ignore a project’s role in cumulative effects, such as climate change.
The 2020 changes posed implementation challenges for federal agencies and “created confusion among stakeholders and the general public,” the White House said in a statement. The changes proposed Wednesday will restore regulatory certainty and “help ensure that America’s infrastructure is built right the first time and delivers real benefits – not harm – to people who live nearby,” said the president of the Council on Environmental. Quality, Brenda Mallory.
– Compiled by Dave Flessner