Germany-based Schwan Cosmetics USA will invest $38 million to consolidate its U.S. operations by building a new facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
, with plans to create 250 jobs during the next five years.
The Middle Tennessee plant will merge Schwan Cosmetics’ Cosmolab facility in Lewisburg, Tennessee, and its Schwan Cosmetics USA facility in Piscataway, New Jersey
. Total employment at the Murfreesboro facility will reach 450, as more than 200 jobs will transfer from the Lewisburg facility.
“Schwan Cosmetics, the leading private label manufacturer of cosmetic pencils and products worldwide, is very pleased to announce our investment in a state-of-the-art facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,” Barbara Bauer-Kropf, Executive Vice President of sales for Schwan Cosmetics, said. “Both our New Jersey and Tennessee manufacturing facilities will be consolidated into this 173,000 square foot high-tech site. The new Schwan Cosmetics USA will be a full service private label supplier continuing to build on Schwan Cosmetics’ heritage of developing and introducing innovative, market driven color cosmetics. Our plan is to open the new campus during the first half of 2015.”
“International companies like Schwan Cosmetics understand the advantages of doing business in Tennessee with our receptive international climate, ideal location and superior transportation infrastructure,” Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “I appreciate Schwan Cosmetics’ decision to grow in Tennessee and thank the company for its continued investment in our state and its quality workforce.”
“Once again, Rutherford County is chosen for a location because of existing infrastructure, strong, capable workforce and our quality of life,” Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg said. “I am hopeful many of the New Jersey employees will relocate and choose Tennessee as their new home. I welcome our new ‘neighbor’ and wish them success.”
“We are ecstatic about the opportunity to house the U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility for Schwan Cosmetics USA,” Destination Rutherford Chairman Bill Jones said. “This is additional testament to our thriving business community, and we look forward to a successful partnership.”