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Front Page - Friday, November 17, 2017

M&M Industries to expand in Chattanooga




M&M Industries will undergo a major expansion in Chattanooga. The solutions packaging manufacturer plans to invest more than $42 million and create 110 jobs in Hamilton County.

“We’ve worked hard to make Tennessee a state where existing businesses can thrive,” Gov. Bill Haslam says.

“It’s encouraging when an existing employer like M&M creates new jobs and makes a significant investment in Tennessee.”

“Expansions by existing businesses are the primary driver of Tennessee’s economic growth,” says Bob Rolfe, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner. “M&M’s commitment to create more than 100 new jobs in Chattanooga is welcome news and reflects the confidence homegrown businesses have in Tennessee’s workforce and business climate.”

Headquartered in Chattanooga, M&M will purchase and retrofit a building at 1435 E. 14th St. and expand its current manufacturing facility at 316 Corporate Place to suit its expansion needs.

The expansions will provide additional capacity to support growing demand across M&M’s product lines.

“All of us at M&M are very excited for the future of this new facility as well as our expansion at our current facility in Chattanooga,” says Glenn Morris, president and CEO of M&M Industries.

“We’re excited about our new neighbors and our future employees. We see a bright future for M&M in this location.”

 M&M manufactures plastic pails, plastic open head containers and custom packaging for the chemical, pharmaceutical, health care, construction materials and other industries.

Local officials applaud M&M for its expansion in Chattanooga.

“When a local company expands here, it puts more money in the pockets of Chattanooga families and contributes to our local economy,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says.

“The creation of more than 100 jobs is a great addition to the revitalization of Highland Park and will provide opportunities for workers in our community.”

“The growth of M&M is not only a great story about manufacturing but a great story about entrepreneurship,” Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County mayor says.

Source: Office of the Governor