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MDS Foods Expands Coffee County, Tennessee, Operations

Premium cheese manufacturer MDS Foods Inc. will expand its operations at the Joint Industrial Park in Tullahoma, Tennessee. The $8.9 million project is expected to create 75 jobs in Coffee County.

The company will add approximately 48,000-square-feet of cooler space dedicated to the distribution of finished products and roughly 10,000-square-feet of space for new cheese production lines.

“After 15 years of being in Coffee County, we are excited to continue growing by expanding our team and business here in Tullahoma. The cities of Tullahoma and Manchester, along with the Coffee County Industrial Board, have been great partners and made this expansion possible for us and our dedicated team members. Thank you to all who have supported our business over the years. We look forward to the next chapter of growth in Coffee County,” Jim Straughn, president, MDS Foods Inc. added.

Founded and headquartered in Navarre, Ohio, MDS Foods Inc. has served supermarket delis and restaurants across the U.S. as a manufacturer and supplier of premium cheese slices, shreds, chunks, cubes and loaves for nearly 20 years.

“Companies always have a choice in where they choose to place their trust, and we thank MDS Cheese for its decision to expand in Middle Tennessee. The solid infrastructure system and skilled workers in Tullahoma and Coffee County will amplify this company’s growth and success in the years to come,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter noted.

“TVA and Duck River Electric Membership Corporation congratulate MDS Cheese on its decision to expand operations in Coffee County. Supporting companies in the creation of new jobs and investment in the Tennessee Valley region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service, and we are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association and the Industrial Board of Coffee County in that mission and celebrate this announcement together,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development added.

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