Berry Plastics Announces Expansion in Madison County
By: Julie Daniels, Communications Coordinator on Dec 29, 2015
Jackson Chamber, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Berry Plastics officials announced recently that the company will expand its manufacturing facility in Jackson. The announcement took place on Tuesday, December 22 at the Jackson Chamber. Between 70 to 80 new jobs will be created with the expansion of their company in Madison County. Berry Plastics’ Jackson facility manufactures bottles, vials and closures for the healthcare market.
“Berry Plastics has been in Jackson since 1989 and it is exciting news to have them, once again, investing in Jackson and the state of Tennessee,” Boyd said. “I want to thank Berry Plastics for creating valuable new jobs and expanding their footprint here in Tennessee. It is great to have a company like Berry Plastics as a valuable member of Team Tennessee.” With this expansion, Berry Plastics will streamline its production and increase capacity. The company will add 18 additional manufacturing cells and produce a variety of plastic containers and bottles at the facility.
“We appreciate the support of the local community and its leadership,” Berry Plastics Plant Manager David Hardin said. “Their support fosters the opportunity for us to bring additional jobs and investment to Jackson. Berry Plastics’ leadership has positioned the Jackson facility for current and future growth in an effort to cost effectively serve our customers.“
“The creation of these jobs to Jackson emphasizes the potential in our community for industries to thrive,” Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. “Jackson offers many factors for success including a great location and a qualified workforce.”
“Berry Plastics has made tremendous strides with its existing facility in our community,” Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris said. “The company’s strong presence and commitment to Jackson-Madison County significantly reinstates our sustainability in an industrial climate.”
“The addition at Berry Plastics not only creates more jobs, but increases value to our community,” says Jim Ferrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Energy Authority. “Partnering with its progress is an investment in the future of Jackson-Madison County.”
“Berry Plastics and Jackson-Madison County have a vision for the future of industrial growth,” says Jim Campbell, Jackson Chamber Board Chairman. “Team Madison County is ready to serve as a component of the growth of this well-respected company.”
Interested applicants can apply for online for these jobs at berryplastics.com.
Jackson and Madison County are represented by Sen. Ed Jackson (R – Jackson), Rep. Jimmy
Eldridge (R – Jackson) and Rep. Johnny Shaw (D – Bolivar) in the Tennessee General Assembly.