Governor Bill Lee announced on Wednesday that Bottling Company International (BCI) will establish manufacturing and distribution operations in Warren County creating 57 new jobs.
The Southern Standard previously published the news of BCI coming to Morrison in the Nov. 5, 2022 edition of Business Pulse.
In a press release issued Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development stated that the spirits manufacturer and distributor will invest more than $9 million and create 57 jobs in Morrison. BCI has acquired the former McCormick Warehouse in Morrison, located at 1287 Mt View Industrial Dr., where the company will bottle and distribute Nashville-based Pennington Distilling’s brand-name whiskey, vodka and rum.
“We are excited to expand our filling and bottling operations to Warren County and contribute to Tennessee’s eclectic spirits sector. We will provide high-quality jobs in rural Tennessee, and we are grateful for the support of the city of Morrison, the state of Tennessee and TVA, for helping bring our project to fruition. This new facility will allow BCI to better serve its customer base and continue to grow our product offerings,” said Andrew Tidwell, CFO, Bottling Company International.
BCI was founded in March 2022 and specialized in bottling and distributing vodka, whiskey and other spirits. The company will serve the growing customer base from its sole location in Warren County.
Governor Lee feels this company will largely benefit Warren County residents by creating new jobs.
“Thanks to our state’s unmatched business climate and exceptional workforce, Tennessee is leading the nation with the fastest growing economy of all 50 states. I thank BCI for its commitment to job creation and believe these 57 new jobs will greatly benefit Tennesseans across Warren County,” said Lee.
At the Industrial Development Board meeting Wednesday night, Chairman Jenny Nafrada says there is not a PILOT program in place for BCI.