POSTED BY: CARLY SCHROER
Zinc products manufacturer to create 30 jobs
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Jarden Zinc Products officials announced today the company will expand its operations in Greene County. The zinc products manufacturer plans to create 30 new jobs in Greeneville over the next five years.
“I want to congratulate Jarden Zinc on expanding in Greene County,” Rolfe said. “With this expansion, our manufacturing sector will continue to grow and excel in our state. I want to thank Jarden Zinc for bringing new manufacturing jobs to Greeneville and look forward to continuing our partnership.”
Jarden Zinc, part of Newell Brands, is a manufacturer of solid zinc strip and zinc based products. The company was established in Greene County in 1970. Jarden Zinc produces coin blanks for currency in the U.S. and several foreign governments. Additionally, the company manufactures products for the automotive fuse market.
“We appreciate the support of our state and local government that allows us to grow our business and create jobs here in Greene County,” Thomas Wennogle, President of Jarden Zinc, said.
With this expansion, Jarden Zinc will convert 10,000 square feet of its existing facility in Greene County to make room for new production equipment.
“The opportunity for existing business to expand within our community is tremendous for Greene County. We always enjoy ribbon cuttings for new facilities. However, it is a special time when we can stand alongside our neighbors and celebrate expanding businesses,” Greene County Mayor David Crum said. “The expansion of an existing business with a history of being a good corporate citizen is especially rewarding.”
“We are delighted that Jarden Zinc is expanding their footprint here in our community. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future,” Greenville Mayor W.T. Daniels said.
Greeneville and Greene County are represented by Sen. Steve Southerland (R – Morristown), Rep. David Hawk (R – Greeneville) and Rep. Jeremy Faison (R – Cosby).