Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mills Retires With a Win

Retiring Eco/Devo Leader
Gerald Mills
Retiring Winston County Economic Development Director Gerald
Mills was honored today with a reception at the Winston County Development District Partnership Offices. Friends, coworkers, board members and local officials took the opportunity to thank Mills for his work over the past eleven years.

Louisville Mayor Will Hill issued a proclamation from the City of Louisville in recognition of his service. Mills also received acknowledgements from the Partnership Board including members, Wilson Webb, Sammy Carter, Grady Suttle and Mike Dowd who spoke of Mills' contribution in the development of WinstonStrong after the 2014 tornado.

Incoming Eco/Devo Director Glen Haab thanked Mills for assisting with his transition into the position. Haab noted that it was rare for an Eco/Devo leader to go out on top and to have that one last hurrah, but that was the case today as there would be an important and positive economic announcement.

Joining Mills at the podium was Russ Nowell, who is the Regional Sales Manager for Super Grip Tires based in Piney Flats, Tn. Nowell announced the expansion of Super Grip into Louisville with plans to expand to more than 40,000 sqft and as many as forty employees, Super Grip has already begun to place an input/output facility in the county owned property on South Church Avenue in Louisville (Spartus/Teeters property) Super Grip is a major supplier of industrial tires to Taylor Machine Works locally and also supplies tires for ramp services for Delta and Southwest Airlines.

Congratulations and well wishes were expressed by those present. Today, June 30 is Mills' last day on the job. He is a native of Newton, Ms. To see more photos from the event - click here or visit our photos page from our main site.
Mills - (center rear) with local leaders and officials