Fayette County manufacturer expanding operations, adding 250+ jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A beauty product contract manufacturer will build a new facility to expand its Fayette County operations.

Memphis Contract Packaging is now hiring.

The business will invest $48 million to add new product lines and create 261 new jobs in Somerville, according to a release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

Memphis Contract Packaging officials, along with Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, made the announcement Monday.

The business plans to expand its operations by building 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.

“We are excited to be a part of the community and have appreciated the local leadership’s partnership,” said Troy Propes, CEO, Memphis Contract Packaging. “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.”

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.

The business is hiring now. Contact Chasatee Price at cprice@mcp-mail.com or at (901) 465-5502, ext. 206.