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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Double H Tennessee LLC to Expand Operations in Morristown

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 09:00am
  • Double H Tennessee will create 26 new jobs in Hamblen County expansion
  • Company produces packaging for consumer goods
  • Morristown plant opened in 2008, currently employs 50 people 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Double H Tennessee LLC officials announced today the company will invest $812,000 and create 26 jobs in Morristown.

Double H supplies consumer goods companies with packaging solutions. The company pioneered development of composite lids and cups for a variety of food packaging applications. Double H also manufactures extruded products for the paper, film and foil converting industry.

Double H opened its Morristown facility in 2008. It currently employs approximately 50 people in Hamblen County.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported 11 economic development projects in Hamblen County, totaling 1,900 jobs and approximately $248 million in private investment.

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“Tennessee employers choosing to invest and expand their operations in Tennessee is a great sign for our economy. I’d like to thank Double H for expanding in Morristown and creating quality job opportunities for the residents of Hamblen County.” – Governor Bill Lee

“While we travel the globe to recruit new businesses to invest in Tennessee, it is always special when we can support the expansions of existing businesses. Double H is a tremendous member of Morristown’s business community, and I look forward to its expansion bringing quality jobs to the residents of Hamblen County.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“Double H Tennessee, LLC. is excited about our investment in Tennessee and Hamblen County, in particular. We appreciate the private-public partnership assisting us in bringing additional teammates to the Double H family. We look forward to continued growth in Hamblen County, Tennessee.” – Double H Companies President Joseph Harp

“This large investment will have a very positive effect on our communities.  The Governor, legislature and our county officials have worked diligently to attract investment and break down barriers to job growth and it is producing results.  It is also testament to the great people who make up our local workforce.” – State Sen. Steve Southerland (R – Morristown)

“I am pleased that Double H Tennessee will be making a strong investment in Morristown and Hamblen County with the creation of 26 jobs. This investment demonstrates that our community is open to business, and I look forward to continuing to work with our local leaders to create additional jobs for our citizens.” – State Rep. Rick Eldridge (R – Morristown)

TNECD Media Contact
Scott Harrison, Public Information Officer
(615) 417-2076
Scott.Harrison@tn.gov

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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