Consumer goods manufacturer and supplier Rockline Industries will form a new subsidiary, Iatric Manufacturing Solutions, and locate a new facility in Morristown, TN. Rockline and Iatric Manufacturing will invest $40.3 million and create approximately 250 new jobs in Hamblen County.
Wisconsin-based Rockline Industries manufactures and supplies retailers with medical wipes, baby wipes, coffee filters and other consumer products used in the consumer, health care, food service and hospitality industries. The company employs approximately 2,500 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, England and South China. Its new subsidiary, Iatric Manufacturing Solutions, specializes in FDA-regulated wipes.
“Rockline is on the forefront of wet wipes product innovation and design. With the creation of Iatric, we will continue our company’s tradition of turning great ideas into convenient solutions that help people lead cleaner, healthier lives,” said Will Green, vice president of contract manufacturing services at Rockline Industries.
Iatric Manufacturing Solutions was born out of the rapidly increasing demand for Rockline’s innovative wet wipes products. The new facility will be located in a 435,000-square-foot state-of-the-art FDA-registered facility, which will be operational beginning in 2018.
“When a company like Rockline not only chooses to locate new operations here, but also to launch a new business, it showcases Tennessee’s strong business-friendly environment that promotes success and growth in our state,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “We want to thank Rockline for creating over 200 new jobs in Hamblen County and I look forward to forming a partnership with Rockline that will lead us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“I appreciate Rockline for choosing Morristown as the location for its new facility and new venture, Iatric Manufacturing Solutions,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “Manufacturing is one of Tennessee’s top industries, employing over 333,000 Tennesseans, and I am grateful that Rockline will expand this growing sector by creating 250 new jobs in Hamblen County.”
“The announcement of Rockline Industries locating in Morristown provides not only a significant amount of jobs and investment, but the revitalization of a shuttered industrial complex,” said Marshall Ramsey, president of the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce. “Rockline’s commitment to communities’ beautification and education was very evident after visiting their facilities, and we are excited to welcome them to Hamblen County as our newest industrial tenant.”
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