Manufacturing Day observed locally

Signing City of Fayetteville and Lincoln County Proclamations recognizing Manufacturing Day to be held on Oct. 4 are (seated, from left) City of Fayetteville Mayor Michael Whisenant, Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman and State Rep. Rick Tillis. Behind the group are representatives of local industry and businesses that support industries and expanding employment. Pictured are (front, from left) Elaine Middleton, IDB executive director; Shirley Staples, Franke HR business partner; Debra Smith, Motlow interim dean of students; Lisa Smith, Motlow assistant dean; Lynda Vance, Tennessee Manufacturers Association; John Hatfield, Tennessee Dept. of Economic Development; (back row) Caleb Carter, C&S Plastics, LLC; Eric Reynolds, Motlow Mechatronics; Ed Carter, C&S Plastics; Laura Monks, TCAT-Shelbyville president; Bernie Sinz, Hirotec Manufacturing U.S. Operations; Jim Malone, The Malone Company; and Art Mitchell, Boutwell & Vance HR Solutions.