Tuesday, November 14, 2017 08:56 PM

M&M INDUSTRIES PLANS EXPANSION IN CHATTANOOGA, CREATION OF 110 NEW JOBS

M&M makes plastic pails, plastic containers and custom packaging for the chemical, pharmaceutical, health care and construction industries. (Image: WTVC)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.

Officials say packaging manufacturer M&M Industries plans to create 110 jobs with a $42 million expansion of its operations in southeast Tennessee.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said Tuesday that M&M will purchase and retrofit a building in Chattanooga and expand its current manufacturing facility in the city.

M&M makes plastic pails, plastic containers and custom packaging for the chemical, pharmaceutical, health care and construction industries. Officials say the expansion will allow the company to support growing demand for its products.

Rolfe says the Chattanooga-based company's expansion "reflects the confidence homegrown businesses have in Tennessee's workforce and business climate."

The company has been in Chattanooga for more than 30 years, but NewsChannel 9 learned the city and county offered a tax break to encourage M&M Industries to keep that expansion here.

We spoke with critics of the tax break plan:

Back in 2014, Latricia Thomas featured a behind-the-scenes look at M&M Industries:

Below: the entire release from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development:

"Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and ...

News source: WTVCFOX

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