Nashville, TN – The state’s workforce training schools known as Tennessee Technology Centers are being renamed Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology as of July 1st.
The name change more accurately reflects the post-secondary training provided at the 27 campuses and many satellite locations across the state. The Tennessee Technology Centers have always been higher education institutions, offering post-secondary programs for workforce preparation. But the previous “center” title was often misunderstood. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Capitol building has been closed for the remainder of 2012 for needed repairs. All offices in the Capitol, including the governor, comptroller and treasurer, and their staff, have been relocated to the William Snodgrass Tennessee Tower building on 7th Avenue, across the street from the War Memorial Building in downtown.
The more than $15 million renovation will make improvements to the HVAC, electrical and plumbing in the 150 year old building. The last extensive repairs to these systems in the building were completed in 1950. «Read the rest of this article»
Pittsburgh, PA – The Mr. Waterheater® jingle will soon be heard in Clarksville Tennessee as Neal and Ron Morton, owners of Morton Mechanical opens the seventh Mr. Waterheater® franchise location. Ron Morton, who had been a heating and cooling factory representative for 20 years, purchased an existing Clarksville HVAC business in 1988 and renamed the company Morton Mechanical. Ron’s son Neal, joined the business in 1991, and currently serves as the general manager. The company employs 30 people and many of its current employees have more than 20 years service with the company. Two thirds of its employees have more than 10 years service.
The Morton’s added a plumbing division in 2002 to serve the commercial and residential new construction market. Since 2008, they have looked to expand into plumbing services, and sought a business model to transition them into the market. “Starting a plumbing business takes a lot of time and effort. By opening a Mr. Waterheater® franchise we’ll be able to ramp up the business quickly because of the marketing, the television commercials, the radio advertising, and the Mr. Waterheater® mascot, we can get known in Clarksville,” states Neal Morton. The franchise discovery process included a trip to Pittsburgh to meet the Sembower family and the Mr. Waterheater team. “When we came to visit Mr. Waterheater we were impressed with the family atmosphere that they have created. We have experience with other franchise or licensing opportunities and we feel that the values that we have at Morton Mechanical are right in line with the Mr. Waterheater team.” «Read the rest of this article»
As the cold weather approaches there are some things you can do to prepare your home for winter. Clarksville temperatures have been known to get into the single digits in the winter so don’t get caught in the cold without getting your home all tucked in.
In preparing your home for winter there are several steps to be followed in order to ensure a warm, clean environment for your family during the coldest months. Not everyone reading this will have to contend with wood stoves and woodpiles, drafty windows and doors and an overabundance of “stuff” to deal with. But it is all included here in case you need it.