Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Corelle Brands LLC celebrated the grand opening of the company's manufacturing and distribution operations in Marshall County. Announced in January, the initial project is a $27.7-million corporate investment over time that is expected to create as many as 400 jobs.
During the grand opening event, the company also announced an expansion of its distribution operations – a $2.4-million corporate investment that will create as many as 50 additional jobs.
"The opening of Corelle Brands in Marshall County is truly a win-win for everyone involved. Once at full operation, up to 400 more individuals in North Mississippi will have great jobs with this industry leading company, and today the company announced as many as 50 more jobs are on the way for the people of Marshall County," Gov. Phil Bryant said. "I commend the Corelle Brands team for realizing the many benefits of a Mississippi location and for once again placing their confidence in our business environment and workforce."
Corelle Brands is a leading American manufacturer and marketer of such iconic houseware brands as Corelle®, Pyrex®, Instant Pot®, SnapWare® and CorningWare®. The new fully integrated facility, which will serve as the sole site for Corelle Brands’ plastic manufacturing and the distribution center for many North American customers, is located in the Gateway Global Logistics Center inside the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. There, Corelle Brands leases an approximately 786,000-square-foot warehouse facility constructed by Panattoni Development Company.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening and expansion of our new manufacturing and distribution facility and are grateful for the support and ongoing partnership with the Mississippi Development Authority and Marshall County,” said Ken Wilkes, CEO of Corelle Brands. “This facility will significantly improve our operational efficiency and customer service capabilities as we continue to provide enhanced service and superior products to our customers.”
For the initial project in January, MDA provided assistance for equipment relocation and installation, infrastructure improvements and workforce training. Marshall County provided grant assistance and qualifying local property tax exemptions in support of the project. The Tennessee Valley Authority also assisted with the project. For the expansion, MDA is providing assistance for equipment relocation and installation.
"Our Mississippi team, led by Governor Phil Bryant, state legislators, local officials and economic developers, plays to win. We hit a homerun with Corelle Brands, which is now creating 450 jobs for Mississippians in Marshall County, a superb example of teamwork and public-private partnerships paying off for the people of our great state," said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. "MDA congratulates the Corelle Brands team, along with the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority, on this momentous occasion."