Babynov USA, a new division of Global Baby, a French organic baby food manufacturer, will invest approximately $44.9 million to establish its first U.S. production facility in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. The project is expected to create 147 jobs in Macon County.
The company will renovate an existing facility in Red Boiling Springs in order to expand its market to the United States.
“Babynov USA felt very welcome in Tennessee, and we believe we found a place where our business will thrive. The feedback on the engagement and reliability of the people of Tennessee motivated us to settle here. We now look forward to building our team and thank the Tennessee government for its continuous support.” Babynov USA CEO Bruno Romand-Monnier said.
“We are proud to welcome another international company to Tennessee as French-based Babynov USA has selected Macon County for its first U.S. facility. Tennessee has established resources and business-friendly initiatives that make our state accessible to any international market. Thank you to Charly Lyons and the team at Tennessee Central Economic Authority for their assistance in this project, and we look forward to a partnership with Babynov USA for years to come.” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.
“Babynov USA’s decision to create over 100 new jobs in Red Boiling Springs is tremendous news for the Upper Cumberland. We remain committed to supporting job growth in rural Tennessee, and an investment like this from Babynov USA will spark economic activity in Macon County and the rest of the region,” said Governor Bill Lee.
Founded in 1999, Global Baby provides ready-to-feed baby milks and prepared food products, such as fruit and vegetable purees, full meals and milk-based desserts. The group is headquartered in Paris, France.
"I am very proud Babynov USA has chosen Red Boiling Springs as the site to expand its product in the United States. This investment means good jobs for Macon County and highlights the strength of Tennessee’s talented workforce and business climate. I thank our local officials and economic development leaders for bringing this investment to Macon County,” said Rep. Kelly Keisling.