Youth Villages will be hosting a hiring event adding 200 Staff Members:
Tuesday, Dec. 10
3320 Brother Blvd.
Care Staff - Nurses - Teachers - Counselors - Night Monitors
They are adding 100,000 square feet to their Bill’s Place campus located here in Bartlett, TN. This new facility will have state of the art aesthetics to ensure a wonderful environment for students and staff alike. It will double their resident capacity, and add a gym, theater, outdoor pool, neuro-feedback room, sensory room, health clinic, yoga room, hair salon and family rooms for visits.
“We’re going to make sure we have the necessary support services to give all the young people the best that we have to help meet their greatest needs so they can leave here, return to their community and really have a better chance for success,” Lawler said.
Planning for the project began seven or eight years ago with the initial concept calling simply for adding a gymnasium to the existing boys’ center. The plan blossomed into the current 100,000-square-foot addition.
Bill’s Place is dedicated to William “Bill” and Marjorie Lawler, the parents of Patrick Lawler. Bill was born during the Great Depression and lost his mother when he was 2 years old. He grew up in an orphanage for a number of years, which led to a desire in his son to help children.
The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Youth Villages to help accomplish the impact they have on each of their students. We’ll be celebrating the holidays with them next week in our Holiday Heroes Annual Party and Gift event next week at the Bartlett Campus.
To Read the DailyMemphian's coverage of the expansion, click here.
Surface Dynamics announced that they will invest nearly $10 Million, and create 110 new jobs at their Bartlett facility in the next five years. This announcement comes following steady growth by the local facility in the last three years, as well as recent acquisitions by the international parent company, UnitedCoatings Group.
Surface Dynamics has grown their local employment by 300% in the last three years, and now they are set to add to that number even more. The company provides plasma coatings to medical devices and surgical equipment. They are an active corporate citizen, as a member of both the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council. Their continued growth will benefit the local economy by providing quality, high skilled jobs to local residents, and providing a specialty service to the medical device manufacturers in the area.
See more details about their recent announcement with TN ECD here, and read the local story from the Memphis Business Journal.
Soul Fish Cafe Opens in Wolfchase
Soul Fish Cafe opens its fourth Memphis Area location by the Wolfchase mall at 5:00 pm on July 31, 2019. It is located in a newly constructed building at 8413 US 64. The Soul Fish Cafe has become a recognized name in the Memphis area, with locations in Germantown, East Memphis, and Cooper Young where they have been serving up catfish and po'boy sandwiches since 2006.
With its classic outdoor dining experience, the Soul Fish is bound to attract customers from all around the Bartlett area. In an article with the Memphis Business Journal, Tiger Bryant, co-owner of Soul Fish Cafe, was quoted on why this location was ideal, saying "We're going to be pulling from Bartlett, Arlington, Oakland, Cordova and it's just a big cross section of people coming from the Mid-South that come to the Area."
In the same MBJ article, the new construction was estimated to cost more than $1 MM.
Read more from the MBJ Article announcing the project back in January, and the new Daily Memphian article here.
Youth Villages is once again investing in growing their Bartlett Campus through a $22MM expansion of the Bill's Place facility. The project will add 100,000 SF to the facility, allowing for 72 new beds, a new school, gymnasium, counseling centers and more. This is only the latest of the growth stories, as Youth Villages opened up a center for abused and neglected girls called Jill's Place earlier this year. Read the article by Michael Waddell with the Daily Memphian here. To find out more about Bill's Place, click here.
A new Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) campus is set to break ground in the heart of the Bartlett Corporate Park. An article by the Daily Memphian explanis "The ultimate goal of the new campus is to increase workforce capacity for existing companies in the Memphis area, helping to keep their production here.
“This facility will be important for our region because it will allow us to train more students in really high-demand areas, with a focus on medical device, heating and air conditioning, mechatronics, automotive and heavy equipment,” Rayner said.
"More than 200 jobs are available locally in the medical device industry alone."
The new campus will provide training for industries such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning; automotive; industrial maintenance; information technology; advanced manufacturing; and heavy equipment.
Read the full article here.