The U.S. arm of a global cosmetics manufacturer will invest $38 million to build a plant in Murfreesboro that will in five years be home to 450 workers.
Schwan Cosmetics USA is consolidating its operations in Lewisburg — from where more than 200 jobs will relocate — and Piscataway, N.J., and will locate its U.S. headquarters in Rutherford County when the 173,000-square-foot plant off Interstate 24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway opens in the first half of 2015.
Germany-headquartered Schwan runs a dozen cosmetics factories around the world (along with writing instruments and outdoor product businesses ) that crank out everything from eyeliner and lipstick to powder and mascara for other cosmetic brands. Parent company Schwan-Stabilo Group was founded in 1855 and is a family-owned company that now employs more than 4,400 people.
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