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Star Manufacturing holds ribbon cutting
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STAR Manufacturing had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the opening of their new offices, planning to hire 35-40 people. On hand to help Star Group President John Perruccio cut the ribbon were Suzanne Williams, Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce; DeKalb County Mayor Tim Stribling; Angela Regitko, Cody Huddleston (both from the State of Tennessee Economic and Community Development department); Kathy Henrixson, former Chamber director; Dean Parkinson, director of IT; engineer Daniel Hullett; Keisha Miliken, Anthony Brewer, plant manager; Oscar Hendrix, tenured employee; Jason Norris, manufacturing engineering manager; Henrietta Colwell, tenured employee; and Carrie Cantrell, plant controller.
With an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for their new offices and customer facilities, Star Manufacturing plans on hiring 35-40 people to fill openings in technical, customer service and engineering jobs.“I have to give credit to the team,” said John Perruccio, group president for Star Manufacturing in Smithville and South Bend Manufacturing in North Carolina. “In 10 weeks we moved people and technology that just wouldn’t have happened without the people involved. Everyone just jumped in and owned it.”Attending the ribbon-cutting were Chamber Director Suzanne Williams, former Chamber President Kathy Hendrixson, County Mayor Tim Stribling and officials of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.“I want to say thank you to Star Manufacturing for the investment they made years ago in this county and for maintaining jobs and adding new jobs here today.