A company that specializes in meat snacks announced Wednesday they will open a new production facility in Nashville, bringing about 300 new jobs.
Oberto Brands said the new facility in Middle Tennessee will begin in the first half of 2013 and is being added to keep up with the increased demand for their products.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said the facility will be located at the former Mountain City Meats building located at 2960 Armory Drive.
"After seeing tremendous growth over the past few years, we now need to significantly increase our production capabilities," said Tom Ennis, CEO of Oberto Brands. "We chose Nashville as the location for Oberto's new production facility because of its great business climate and incredible workforce; we look forward to partnering with this dynamic, growing city to help us diversify our supply chain and get closer to the fastest growing region of our business."
The governor responded:
"I would like to welcome Oberto Brands to Tennessee and thank them for the jobs they will create in the Nashville area," Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said. "It speaks volumes of Tennessee's business friendly environment and qualified workforce when a new company and nationally known brand chooses to locate in our state. We are working hard to become the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs, and Oberto Brands' announcement today brings us another step closer to reaching our goal."
Oberto said they will release job fair and hiring details as the facility nears opening, and more information will be available on www.obertobrands.com starting in early 2013.
"Oberto's decision to locate a plant in Nashville speaks to the vitality of our city and the talent of our workforce," Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. "I'm especially pleased that Oberto will be bringing an existing facility back to life. Filling vacant buildings in and around our urban core is important to the strength and future of our city."
"Oberto Brands' decision to open a manufacturing facility in Nashville is the result of a successful partnership between the state, local officials and the company," said Bill Hagerty, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. "We look forward to having Oberto Brands as part of the Tennessee business community for many years to come."
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