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Vi-Jon Expands Smyrna, Tennessee, Operations

Personal care product manufacturer Vi-Jon will invest $45 million to expand operations in Smyrna, Tennessee. The project is expected to create 64 new jobs in Rutherford County.

The company will expand at 1 Swan Drive, where it currently employs more than 600 people. With 140 plus years of collective R&D experience, Vi-Jon is the nation’s oldest private label manufacturer in the health and beauty sector.

“Rutherford County has established a reputation as an ideal location for manufacturers to produce and distribute their products to customers around the world. More than 250 manufacturing companies operate in Rutherford County, contributing to the success and growth of this region, and we thank Vi-Jon for its ongoing commitment to Smyrna and its workforce,” noted Bob Rolfe, Commissioner of TNECD.

Vi-Jon produces personal care products including mouthwash, soap, hand sanitizer, first aid, baby care and hair care. In addition, Vi-Jon markets and manufactures the second largest national brand of hand sanitizer under the Germ-X label.

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Vi-Jon on its decision to expand operations in Rutherford County. We are proud to partner with Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help support companies, like Vi-Jon create job opportunities and investment in the region and look forward to their continued business success,” said John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development.

Vi-Jon's St. Louis-area facilities include its headquarters at 8800 Page Ave., manufacturing facilities at 6300 Etzel Avenue and 8515 Page Avenue, and distribution facilities at 225 Fountain Lakes Industrial Drive in St. Charles. Between its Tennessee and Missouri operations, Vi-Jon has the capacity to manufacture more than three million bottles of products daily.

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