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RELEASE: Fleischmann Welcomes Chattanooga ORNL Office

October 18, 2016
Press Release

Fleischmann Welcomes Chattanooga ORNL Office

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN – 03) is pleased to be a part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory opening an office in downtown Chattanooga.  Several world class facilities at the lab have been used to solve business and manufacturing problems for corporations nationwide and the lab will now focus on the Chattanooga area.

“I have strongly advocated over the last several years to connect the state-of-the-art technology assets of Oak Ridge National Lab with the entrepreneurial business strength of Chattanooga,” said Fleischmann. “The event will mark a pivotal day for the Chattanooga area. I look forward to this new partnership increasing manufacturing productivity, creating jobs and fostering new business startups.”

Fleischmann met frequently with officials from the EPB, Enterprise Center, Hamilton County, the City of Chattanooga, and Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce to make this partnership a reality. It was after he led visits between both cities that Fleischmann’s goal of a Chattanooga ORNL office became a reality.  He is now proud to join these same partners to host the office opening and help announce the Chattanooga ORNL representative.

Details for the event can be found below:

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Press Conference: 10:00am

Participants: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

                       Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger

                       City of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke

                       Dr. Thom Mason, President and CEO UT-Battelle

                       Dr. Thomas Zacharia, Senior Vice President UT-Battelle            

           L. Joe Ferguson, EPB Chairman of the Board

Location: EPB Downtown, 10 West M.L. King Blvd., 7th Floor Community Room