NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - State and local economic officials announced Vi-Jon will be expanding operations in Smyrna, investing $45 million and creating 64 new jobs in Rutherford County.
Vi-Jon will expand its operations at 1 Swan Dr., where the company currently employs more than 600 people. Vi-Jon produces personal care products including mouthwash, soap, hand sanitizer, first air, baby care and hair care. In addition, Vi-Jon markets and manufactures the second largest national brand of hand sanitizer under the Germ-X label.
As the largest employment sector in Rutherford County, manufacturing remains crucial to the success of this community,” Gov. Bill Lee said in a news release. “Vi-Jon is a well-established and respected manufacture in Rutherford County, and the new investment and job creation will be a great boost to the local economy.”
“Rutherford County has established a reputation as an ideal location for manufacturers to produce and distribute their products to customers around the world,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said in a news release. “More than 250 manufacturing companies operate in Rutherford County, contributing to the success and growth of this region, and we thank Vi-Jon for its ongoing commitment to Smyrna and its workforce.”
With more than 140 years of collective R&D experience, Vi-Jon is the nation’s oldest private label manufacturer in the health and beauty sector. Between its Tennessee and Missouri operations, Vi-Jon has the capacity to manufacture more than 3 million bottles of products daily.