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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Memphis Contract Packaging to Expand in Fayette County

Monday, April 19, 2021 | 02:00pm
  • Personal care products contract manufacturer will construct new facility
  • Project represents an investment of $48 million

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Memphis Contract Packaging officials announced today that the beauty product contract manufacturer will build a new facility to expand its Fayette County operations.

Memphis Contract Packaging will invest $48 million to add new product lines and create 261 new jobs.

Located at 95 Ball Park Street in Somerville, Memphis Contract Packaging will expand its operations by constructing a new space and adding new equipment. The new distribution and warehouse facility will support contract manufacturing for consumer products customers from leading global brands.

Memphis Contract Packaging is a contract manufacturer of liquid beauty products such as shampoo, lotions and hand soaps. As a result of increased demand for sanitizing products due to the COVID-19 pandemic, foaming hand soap and hand sanitizer will also be produced at the Somerville facility.

Hiring is underway. Those interested can contact Chasatee Price at cprice@mcp-mail.com or at (901) 465-5502, ext. 206.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported nearly 90 economic development projects in the Greater Memphis region, accounting for more than 13,000 job commitments and roughly $5 billion in capital investment.

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“Supporting long-term investments in rural Tennessee is one of our top priorities, and this expansion will boost the local economy in Fayette County. I thank Memphis Contract Packaging for creating these new 261jobs and look forward to seeing the benefit they will provide in West Tennessee.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“Memphis Contract Packaging is among the top five largest employers in Fayette County, and we appreciate its continued commitment to the community. An investment of $48 million will create a ripple effect of economic opportunity across the region, and we are eager to see the future growth of this company.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We are excited to be a part of the community and have appreciated the local leadership’s partnership. Memphis Contract Packaging is experiencing immense growth and we welcome those that are interested in becoming a member of our team. There is significant opportunity for our employees to have great careers as we expand. We look forward to many successful years together in the area. Thank you to Senator Blackburn for her support on this project.” – Troy Propes, CEO, Memphis Contract Packaging

“I want to thank MCP, LLC for choosing Somerville to expand their business and to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for their support of this project. The investment in Somerville and Fayette County will help provide jobs to at least 261 individuals and provide opportunities for Fayette Countians to work at home. The growth at this company will help spur the development of our industrial base in the county and show the benefits of locating here.” – Fayette County Mayor Rhea Taylor 

“TVA and Chickasaw Electric Cooperative congratulate Memphis Contract Packaging on its decision to expand operations in Fayette County. We are proud to partner with Fayette County and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further TVA’s mission of service to the people of the Valley and support companies like Memphis Contract Packaging’s continued commitment to growth in our region.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“We could not be more excited for Somerville and Memphis Contract Packaging. These jobs will provide a significant boost to our local economy. This expansion shows their continued support and faith in Fayette County.  We expect great success and even more growth. I appreciate the work of our Fayette County Mayor Skip Taylor, Somerville Mayor Ronnie Neill, Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe, and all who have worked closely with Memphis Contract Packaging on this significant investment. It is an honor to partner with them in bringing new and better paying jobs to our district.” – Sen. Page Walley (R-Bolivar)

“Congratulations to Memphis Contract Packaging and their employees for their remarkable success. I know they will continue to thrive in Somerville for many years to come. I appreciate our local leaders who work hard to promote and advance our existing industries in Fayette County.” – Rep. Ron Gant (R-Rossville)

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair, Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
molly.hair@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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