Tucker Summit CID November 2019 Newsletter

CID Member ITW Pro Brands DETEX® Launches New Product

Tucker Summit CID’s own ITW Pro Brands recently announced a revolutionary new product that will save food processing plants thousands of dollars. The new LPS® Brand DETEX® Metal Detectable Scouring Pads launched in October and is comparably priced to other food processing scouring pads currently on the market.

If scouring pads are lost or misplaced, food processing facilities run the risk of having to shut down operations, resulting in possible contamination and thousands of dollars lost due to food waste. The patent-pending blend of abrasives and resins within the LPS® DETEX® scouring pads enable magnetic detection and greatly reduce the possibility of foreign object contamination.

“Our scour pad has been field tested with leading manufacturers, resulting in very positive feedback,” said Bob Martin, R&D manager and product creator. “It performs as effectively as their current pad, but offers the added benefit of recall prevention insurance, providing undeniable value to an operation that’s hard to put a price on. A conservative cost estimate for a food recall can easily amount to $100,000 per incident.”

For more information on ITW Pro Brands’ new innovative product along with the full line of DETEX® MRO chemicals, please visit their website.

Smoke Rise Elementary School Groundbreaking

The new Smoke Rise Elementary School on Flintstone Drive broke ground in October 2019.

Principal Pamela McCloud, students and staff gave a warm welcome to School Superintendent Stephen Green, School Board Liaison Allyson Gervetz and City of Tucker representatives including Mayor Frank Auman, Councilmembers Anne Lerner, Matt Robbins, William Rosenfeld and Pat Soltys. 

TSCID is working with Crespac on building a new entrance to the school and the City of Tucker will install a traffic signal by Fall 2020.

Security Surge Scheduled for the Holidays

Photo: Casey Sykes for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Flock Safety’s new license plate reading security cameras in the district have already resulted in the capture and apprehension of a known criminal. A Flock Safety camera notified police about a stolen car at Stone Mountain Inn, and they apprehended the driver shortly thereafter. Once in custody, the driver was also charged with theft by receiving a motor vehicle, interference with government property, fleeing and attempting to elude and possession of a handgun.

TSCID plans to install an additional 10 cameras before Thanksgiving. Interested in increasing your security? Flock Safety’s technology can also be integrated into an individual’s or business’s private network and boasts solving approximately five crimes an hour. TSCID business owners are encouraged to reach out to Flock Safety for more information.

Read more in this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.

Council for Quality Growth Holds 10th Annual CID Reception

TSCID was a sponsor of the 10th Annual CID Reception hosted by the Council for Quality Growth at Chamblee’s Factory Atlanta on November 6. TSCID President Emory Morsberger gave an update on current and future projects within the CID and encouraged everyone to reach out to their elected officials to express their wishes concerning the allocation of SPLOST funding.

FODAC Continues Emergency Support to the Bahamas Post Hurricane Dorian

TSCID Member Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) partnered with Rotary Club Roswell to pack emergency supplies and critical medical equipment to ship to the Bahamas in an effort to relieve and support victims of September’s Hurricane Dorian. FODAC packed 25 pallets of durable medical equipment, including adult and pediatric wheelchairs, transport chairs, shower benches, nebulizers, patient lifts and more to assist survivors.To learn more about how you can help FODAC in its cause to supply those in need with medical equipment, please visit their website.

Tucker Brewing Lagers Coming in a Can

Tucker Brewing Company recently announced that its “go-to, everyday beer,” Tucker Lager, is now available in a can. The cans are currently available in the Tucker Brewing tasting room, with distribution to local package stores to follow soon after.
Find out more on the brewery’s website.

Labor and Workforce Training in TSCID

The Tucker Job Fair was held November 6 at Rehoboth Baptist Church. There was a record turnout of 50 Tucker businesses connecting with more than 150 available applicants.

Looking for a specific set of technical skills for open positions at your business? Georgia Piedmont Technical College wants your input through this brief survey so they can tailor their training to meet the short- and long-term needs of the community Please click here to take the survey.

Work for Warriors is a staffing and training resource for military personnel. The organization is a Georgia National Guard initiative aimed at assisting Active National Guard, Reserve, Veterans and Spouses in finding civilian employment throughout the State of Georgia. Register for assistance at www.w4wga.org or contact Ken Varga, Employment Coordinator at Ken@w4wga.org.  

The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board (ARWDB) of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) provides high-level training to metro Atlanta’s workforce to increase the region’s competitiveness in the global economy. For more information on WorkSource DeKalb approved eligible training to Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)-funded adults and dislocated workers please visit the ARC or DeKalb County websites.

What’s New with Team Reboot

TSCID-sponsored FIRST robotics team, Team Reboot, is still in search of a new space for the junior engineers to meet and build. If you know of a location where these young minds can continue to learn and grow, please contact Deneise Turner at dturner@81029@att.net.  

DeKalb Police Luncheon and Appreciation

TSCID is most appreciative of the great work the DeKalb County Police is doing in our district. We are proud to co-sponsor this year’s Holiday Luncheon at the Tucker Precinct at 4451 Lawerenceville Highway on Wednesday, December 18. This event is open to the public, please join us to honor those who selflessly serve and protect all of our homes and businesses.

Keep Your Holiday Events in the District

The holidays are fast approaching and Tucker Summit CID is home to some of Atlanta’s best venues to host your event! Whether you need a casual or formal setting for family or corporate gathering, please consider contacting Stars and StrikesTucker Brewing Company or Stone Ridge Event Center for all your event needs.

CID Project Updates

TSCID and City of Tucker Partner for GTIB Grant

The City of Tucker unanimously approved TSCID’s proposal to partner on the design, construction, engineering and inspection phases on projects and interchange upgrades at Mountain Industrial Boulevard and US 78 from Greer Circle to Elmdale Drive.

“The intersection at Mountain Industrial Boulevard and US 78 was identified as the worst intersection in Tucker in regard to crashes in the five year period studied, with well over 900 incidents and one fatality since 2013,” said Tucker Mayor Frank Auman. “These problems are very expensive to address, and we’re pleased to be collaborating with TSCID and GDOT to make all our citizens safer.”

The projects include:

  • Relocation of off-ramps to the correct sight distance restriction
  • Signalization improvements to reduce traffic accidents and increase operational efficiency
  • Construction of a narrow median to significantly reduce sideswipe, angle and rear-end crashes (currently at 2-4 times the state crash rate)

Lighting Installations on Mountain Industrial Boulevard

Installation of lights along Mountain Industrial Boulevard continue with the next phase along Tucker Stone to E. Ponce de Leon.

“I see most of the new street lights on Mountain Industrial Boulevard are on this morning,” says ITW ProBrands R&D Manager and TSCID member Bob Martin, of the phase one completion. “Very nice and long overdue. Great job!”

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To have your business or event included in our next CID newsletter, please contact Emory Morsberger at 770-409-8100 or email emory@tuckersummitcid.com.