Gallatin manufacturer adding 45 jobs

Plastics producer recently won big contract for national company

Officials at plastics manufacturer RCTENN said Monday they plan to invest $1.3 million in their Gallatin facility and add 45 jobs to their operation.

The expansion will be the second locally for RCTENN, which moved to Gallatin in 1997 and was formerly called Colson Tennessee. The company produces refrigerator components as well as various construction and consumer products such as plastic toolboxes, housewares and cleaning accessories. Officials said they are expanding after being chosen as the Southern manufacturing plant for a maker of storage totes found at a number of national retail chains, including Dollar General and Lowe’s.

RCTENN received unspecified incentives from the state as well as the city of Gallatin. Its expansion, which includes production, maintenance and technician jobs, will nearly double its workforce, which now stands at almost 60.

“Everyone here at RCTENN is excited about the new business coming into our company,” RCTENN President Rob Coleman said. “We greatly appreciate the GEAR organization in Gallatin for facilitating the process and bringing the state to the table. We also appreciate the incentives offered by the city of Gallatin. These programs were invaluable, enabling us to expand our facility and add these positions.”