KTG USA is hiring more than 100 people at its Memphis tissue plant this year as part of a $316 million expansion launched in 2011. The company plans to double its size and manufacturing capacity over the next year by adding state-of-the-art equipment and a new building currently under construction.
The Company is seeking qualified employees for its manufacturing, converting and maintenance operations. Positions pay a range from $16 per hour to more than $27 per hour.
Candidates can already apply online at www.ktgusa.com for the following positions:
The 97-year-old Memphis law firm of Borod & Kramer PLC is closing its doors.
The firm will leave its Downtown office in Brinkley Plaza and move its attorneys and staff to 6070 Poplar Ave, where they’ll become part of Apperson Crump PLC.
Borod & Kramer managing member Bruce Kramer has been involved in many of the city’s most highly publicized legal cases, and he’s also known nationally for his work on behalf of victims’ rights.
Among his most famous cases, Kramer successfully represented Sidney Shlenker against the City of Memphis over management of The Pyramid. In the famed “Deep Throat” case, Kramer successfully represented actor Harry Reems against the United States.
Kramer has spent the last year looking for a Memphis law firm that would be the best fit for his attorneys and staff, because he said he’s at a point in his career where he didn’t want to spend the remainder of his time involved in managing a firm.
An eight-day global giving campaign called “Everyone Gives” launched in more than 60 countries around the world on Feb. 22. and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 29.
Participants make a small donation to a charity of their choice through the Everyone Gives website, and then use their social networks to invite friends, co-workers, clients, and family to give. One hundred percent of each donation will go directly to the nonprofit organization a participant selects.
The founding sponsor is Colliers International, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms that also has two Memphis offices for tenant and landlord services.
“We’re very excited to be a part of such an amazing charity campaign,” president of Colliers International’s Memphis office Gene Woods said in a release. “In addition to some great national charities, we’ve selected several local groups or local chapters of national organizations that we have enjoyed working with over the years, including the Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Kairos Prison Ministries, the Midsouth Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We believe it’s very important to give back to our community and this is an excellent and easy way for everyone to give.”
Hundreds of charitable organizations have joined Everyone Gives in advance of the Feb. 22 launch, including Room to Read, United Way, World Vision, Charity: Water, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Those interested in participating in the Everyone Gives campaign can pre-register on the Everyone Gives website, or follow the event on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for updates.
For more on Everyone Gives, check out this video with Doug Frye, president and CEO of Colliers International:
The group drafting the blueprint for a consolidated countywide public school system now has its own website.
Until now, the transition planning commission had been posting its information on Shelby County governments website on a page included among the many other sections for the many other sections of county government.
The commission is now at the point where it is starting to make decisions about the structure of the consolidated school system to come.
The group’s March 1 meeting could see a vote on the overall governing structure of the school system. This past Thursday, the group approved a set of education priorities we’ll have more about in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily News.
We’ve been covering a lot of the core issues involved since long before the Dec. 2010 vote by the MCS board to surrender its charter and there is a lot more coverage to come.
The editorial in the current edition of The Memphis News also offers an opinion that we hope will provoke thought and plenty of responses of all kinds.
But these days you also have better access to the source information, the raw material that shows how decisions are made. You determine whether you agree with the decisions or not.
This is a complex issue that at times can prompt even the most dedicated followers to throw up their hands and walk away for a time. But the importance of the issue is undeniable and worth the effort to sort through the complexities – keep what is relevant and discard what isn’t and participate.
The season might not be over for Tigers freshman Adonis Thomas, after all.
Ankle surgery appeared to end the season for the athletic 6-6 forward, but after Wednesday night’s victory at FedExForum over East Carolina coach Josh Pastner said Thomas was progressing and could return by the Conference USA Tournament, which runs March 7-10 at FedExForum.
“The doctors feel there might be a chance,” Pastner said.
Thomas has been shooting, but Pastner said Thomas would need to participate in full practice with the team before he could play in a game.
In 16 games this season, Thomas averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 26.3 minutes. Despite the injury, there has been widespread speculation that if Thomas entered the NBA Draft he would be selected in the first round. Thomas had not said publicly what he plans to do after this season.