Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Double H Tennessee LLC officials announced Wednesday morning the company will invest $812,000 and create 26 jobs in Morristown.
“Tennessee employers choosing to invest and expand their operations in Tennessee is a great sign for our economy. I’d like to thank Double H for expanding in Morristown and creating quality job opportunities for the residents of Hamblen County,” Lee said.
Double H supplies consumer goods companies with packaging solutions. The company pioneered development of composite lids and cups for a variety of food packaging applications. Double H also manufactures extruded products for the paper, film and foil converting industry.
“While we travel the globe to recruit new businesses to invest in Tennessee, it is always special when we can support the expansions of existing businesses. Double H is a tremendous member of Morristown’s business community, and I look forward to its expansion bringing quality jobs to the residents of Hamblen County,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
Double H opened its Morristown facility in 2008. It currently employs approximately 50 people in Hamblen County.
R. Jack Fishman, chairman of the Industrial Development Board of the city of Morristown, said that while everyone gets excited – and rightfully so – for new industries, it is the expansion and growth of local industries that make the difference for a local economy.
“It’s important for us to attract new industry to the area, but it’s more important to make sure that once new industry arrives, we support it and do all we can to make sure it thrives,” he said. “This is exciting news for Morristown, Hamblen County and the Lakeway Area.”
State Sen. Steve Southerland, R-Morristown, agreed the announcement will have a major impact on the area and he thanked those involved for their hard work.
“This large investment will have a very positive effect on our communities. The Governor, legislature and our county officials have worked diligently to attract investment and break down barriers to job growth and it is producing results. It is also testament to the great people who make up our local workforce,” Southerland said.
Since 2015, TNECD has supported 11 economic development projects in Hamblen County, totaling 1,900 jobs and approximately $248 million in private investment.
“I am pleased that Double H Tennessee will be making a strong investment in Morristown and Hamblen County with the creation of 26 jobs. This investment demonstrates that our community is open to business, and I look forward to continuing to work with our local leaders to create additional jobs for our citizens,” said Republican state Rep. Rick Eldridge.
The announcement is the perfect way to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary in Morristown, according to Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce President Marashall Ramsey.
“Double H is ringing in their 10 year anniversary in Morristown with a bang with their upcoming expansion. Double H’s contribution to Morristown and Hamblen County’s industrial base reflects a level of diversity that we love to see today in community,” he said. “Their contribution to the film, packaging and food industry is unparalleled and we are so appreciative to have them in our community.”