Mike Pare

phone: 423-757-6318

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years.
In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area.
In the past he also has covered higher education.
Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before coming to Chattanooga.
Contact Mike at 423-757-6318 or mpare@timesfreepress.com

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One of Hixson's biggest shopping centers has changed hands after about three years as an Ohio-based real estate company has bought Oak Park Town Center for $22.75 million.

Koch Foods on Wednesday denied its Chattanooga processing plant is inhumanely treating chickens by scalding the birds alive and shackling them upside-down before slicing open their throats, wings and chests while still conscious.

An animal rights organization is accusing a Chattanooga poultry slaughterhouse of the inhumane treatment of chickens, though the company is denying the charge.

Construction of Volkswagen's planned $900 million expansion at its Chattanooga plant is expected to begin in earnest soon with plans to award the first of the project's big contracts on Friday.

Gray Construction is expected to be recommended to undertake a $33.6 million project related to the $900 million Volkswagen plant expansion in Chattanooga.

Saying foreign union groups appear to be conspiring with the United Auto Workers to force workers into its ranks at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, a right to work entity is seeking federal action.

The National Right to Work Foundation is asking the U.S. Secretary of Labor to apply federal labor law related to Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, saying foreign union groups may be conspiring to force workers into union ranks.

German union chides Volkswagen over new labor policy

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A powerful German union reacted swiftly to a new labor policy issued by Volkswagen in Chattanooga, sharply urging the carmaker to recognize the United Auto Workers and criticizing VW for working with other groups.

For the first time in 135 years, Chattem Inc. won't be headed by a relative of the founding Patten family.

Citing Chattanooga's manufacturing base and growing automotive focus, a South Carolina employment firm is opening a Scenic City office to fill the 300 jobs that Volkswagen supplier Plastic Omnium plans to create in the city.

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