Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce Brazilian Professionals, LLC to Establish Operations in Maury County
- California-based specialty hair treatment producer and distributor to create more than 100 new jobs in Mt. Pleasant
- Tennessee facility will serve as company’s primary U.S. distribution site
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and Brazilian Professionals, LLC officials announced today the company will invest $6.1 million to establish new operations in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee.
Brazilian Professionals, a California-based specialty hair treatment producer and distributor, will create 110 new jobs in Maury County, more than doubling its U.S. employment.
Brazilian Professionals will locate its distribution and haircare production operations in a newly constructed, 50,000-square-foot building in the Cherry Glen Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. The company also plans to increase the space by another 12,000 square feet to accommodate other back-office functions and expanded corporate and headquarters-related operations.
Once complete, the Tennessee facility will serve as Brazilian Professionals’ primary U.S. distribution site.
Founded in 2008, and headquartered in Agoura Hills, California, Brazilian Professionals, LLC is an exclusive distributor of Brazilian Blowout and Brazilian Bond Builder. The company manufactures and distributes its specialty haircare products globally to independent beauty distributors, salons and beauty supply companies.
Since 2018, TNECD has supported nearly 20 economic development projects in Maury County, resulting in 4,000 job commitments and $4.9 billion in capital investment.
“Tennessee is leading nation as the top state to do business thanks to our skilled workforce, strong business climate and quality of life. I welcome Brazilian Professionals to Maury County and appreciate this company’s decision to create new jobs for Tennesseans across the region.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Tennessee’s low cost of doing business continues to attract companies like Brazilian Professionals to the Volunteer State. We are proud to be the new home of Brazilian Professionals and believe Maury County’s central location will serve this company well as it establishes its main U.S. distribution site in Mt. Pleasant.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter
“We are excited to be expanding our business in Maury County, Tennessee, and to be working with so many incredible people at both the local and state levels. These partnerships have already opened exciting opportunities for us and our product lines. In the coming months, we plan to complete the construction of our facility in Mt. Pleasant, which will be an ongoing project for the next three years as we continue to expand and increase production. We are grateful for the support of the county and government officials in Tennessee and look forward to growing our company and family of employees and contractors.” – M. Devin Semler, chairman of the board, Brazilian Professionals, LLC
“We are thrilled to be moving our main U.S. distribution facility to the great state of Tennessee. Its central location, with only two days transit time to 90-percent of our customers, makes our Mt. Pleasant location highly strategic for the company’s operations. With Tennessee’s skilled workforce, the company is looking forward to expanding its employment base and to becoming an active community member in the Middle Tennessee area for years to come.” – Scott Freeman, chief operating officer, Brazilian Professionals, LLC
“The announcement today by Brazilian Professionals is a perfect example of the positive results when team Maury works together. The spec building that attracted the company to our community was developed on a TNECD Select Tennessee Certified Site through a unique partnership between Maury County, Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Power System, Maury County IDB and the Maury Alliance. I am proud of our economic development teamwork, and I am proud that Brazilian Professionals has selected Maury County as the place to grow their business.” – Maury County Mayor Sheila Butt
“The City of Mount Pleasant is proud to welcome Brazilian Professionals to the community. We are especially excited by the diversification of industry and high-quality job opportunities that Brazilian Professionals will be creating locally. Days like today would not be possible without teamwork and partnership, and we would like to express our gratitude to our local, regional and state economic development partners for their support and assistance. We look forward to helping support the long-term success of Brazilian Professionals in Mount Pleasant.” – Mount Pleasant Mayor Bill White
“TVA and Mt. Pleasant Power System congratulate Brazilian Professionals on its decision to locate its new operations in Maury County. Supporting companies in the creation of new jobs and investment in the Tennessee Valley region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service, and we are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Mt. Pleasant Power System, Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association and Maury Alliance in that mission.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
"Brazilian Professionals move to Maury County is great news, and I appreciate their commitment to do business in our community. Maury County’s strong workforce will help Brazilian Professions achieve great success here, and these new jobs will strengthen the local economy. I appreciate the state and local officials who helped secure this sizable investment." – Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald)
“I am proud to welcome Brazilian Professionals to Mt. Pleasant. This significant investment will create more than 100 new jobs in Maury County and further strengthen our growing economy. I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in making this announcement possible.” – Rep. Kip Capley (R-Summertown)
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