Monday, February 26, 2018 | 3:00 pm
Seasoning and Spice manufacturer to invest 4 million, create 35 jobs
MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. — the Doug Jeffords Company along with the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance announced today that the company will relocate its operation to Maury County. The family owned seasoning and spice manufacturer expects to invest $4 million and create 35 new jobs at the Cherry Glen Industrial Park in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee.
“I want to thank the Doug Jeffords Company for its decision to move its operations to Maury County,” Wil Evans, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance President, said. “When a company like Doug Jeffords chooses Maury County as its new location, it speaks volumes to our strong business climate and optimal location that makes our county a great place for companies to grow and succeed.”
The Doug Jeffords Company is a leading provider in custom blended seasonings and the highest quality spices and herbs. The company is Tennessee’s oldest continually operating spice and seasoning house specializing in custom blends and packs for restaurants, private label customers, food manufacturers, and meat packing houses.
“The Doug Jeffords Company strives to become the Southeast’s largest provider of sustainably grown and ethically sourced spices, by moving our operation to Maury County it will allow us to expand our production capabilities, and our economic reach across the Southeast.” McKinley Thomason, President of the Doug Jeffords Company stated.
Doug Jeffords will be taking over an existing 77,000-square foot facility, previously owned by Numatics Actuator, located at 103 Sam Watkins Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, TN. The new facility, located in the Cherry Glen Industrial Park, will be used for the creation, packaging and fulfillment of the company’s spices, seasonings, and dry goods.
“Doug Jeffords has been a great asset to Middle Tennessee for 57 years, and we are grateful for their decision to continue their legacy in Mount Pleasant,” Mount Pleasant Mayor Jim Bailey said. “The diversity of industry that The Doug Jeffords Company will bring to Mount Pleasant is exciting and we look forward to working with them in any way possible to ensure prosperous years in Mount Pleasant.”
“We are pleased to welcome the Doug Jeffords Company to Maury County.” Charlie Norman, Maury County Mayor, said. “The decision to locate in the Cherry Glen Industrial Park reinforces our position that Maury County offers everything industries need and want.”
As part of the company’s relocation they will initially add 15-20 new jobs, these position will be in the packing and blending side of their production operation. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend their Job Fair on March 5th at the Maury Alliance office at 106 West 6th Street in Columbia, TN.
Mount Pleasant and Maury County are represented by Sen. Joey Hensley (R – Hohenwald), Rep. Sheila Butt (R – Columbia) and Rep. Michael Curcio (R – Dickson) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
About the Doug Jeffords Company
Since 1961, the Doug Jeffords Company has provided Nashville and the southeastern United States with seasonings, spices, and custom blends. To this day DJC remains family owned and operated, supplying meat packers and restaurants in a rapidly expanding region. For more information on the company and how to apply for open positions please visit www.dougjeffords.com
About the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance
The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance’s mission is to facilitate business opportunities for Chamber members and create job growth through economic development. As the leading voice for business and industry, the Maury Alliance provides programs, advocacy and support to the cities of Columbia, Mount Pleasant and Spring Hill. Find us on the web at www.mauryalliance.com
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