Monthly Archives: November 2019

Seven States’ Board Member, Mike Partin, elected to NRECA’s Board

Mike Partin, president & CEO at Sequachee Valley EC, South Pittsburg, Tenn., and recent addition to the Seven States Power Corporation Board has been elected to the NRECA Board of Directors. Partin was elected Nov. 25 in Nashville, at the TECA Annual Meeting. He succeeds Tom Purkey of Middle Tennessee EMC, Murfreesboro, Tenn., who opted to stand down from the NRECA board. “I thank my colleagues for their support,” Partin said. “I look forward to representing the cooperative members of Tennessee.”

‘Disruption’, EV Panels Highlight Marketplace Forum

Southwest Airlines clearly believes that, when it comes to hiring and creating a solid workplace culture, one really does get out what one puts in. “We believe in doing what’s right by our employees, so that they show their best selves at work,” Southwest executive Lacey Jeffrey told her audience at the 2019 Tennessee Valley Marketplace Forum, conducted Nov. 19-21 in Nashville, Tenn. Jeffrey joined Glenn Allison of Tractor Supply Co. and Bryce Dalley of Facebook in a panel discussion on

Volkswagen to Build EVs in Chattanooga

Volkswagen of America began construction Nov. 13 on a Chattanooga, Tenn., plant at which it plans to build electric vehicles (EVs). The German automaker opened its Chattanooga manufacturing facility in 2011. It plans to spend about $800 million on expanding that site, which would include a nearly 200,000-square-foot battery pack manufacturing plant. Volkswagen’s aim is to make Chattanooga its North American assembly base for EVs. It plans to start building the I.D. Crozz in Germany and China before launching production in