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. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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