Corelle picks Marshall
Corelle Brands, a leading manufacturer and marketer of houseware brands such as Pyrex, Snapware and Corelle, is coming to Marshall County.
The company will create approximately 400 jobs and is expected to open in the summer of 2020.
That big announcement follows one a month ago by Amazon, which will bring 800 jobs to the county.
Corelle, which will brand its facility here as Marshall County Manufacturing and Distribution Center, will be located in Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park near Amazon and Cooper Tire, said Justin Hall, director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.
This new $27.7 million manufacturing and distribution facility will be the 12th large operation located in the industrial park, Hall said.
It will join ASICS, Carrier, Rockwool, Rockfon, Volvo, Post, Mc-Cormick, Niagara Bottling, Cooper Tire, Amazon and RBR Enterprise in the park.
Hall said Corelle will manufacture its stackable, high-end, compartmental Snapware products and lids for Pyrex and Corningware.
“It is a central location for their manufacturing and distribution of lots of their products,” Hall said.
Corelle also has a presence in the Northeast United States.
“We are excited to welcome Corelle Brands to Marshall County,” Hall said. “They represent a great opportunity for local residents to work both in manufacturing and distribution sectors. It’s been a great experience working with Corelle’s team in preparing for their many years of success and growth in Marshall County.”
Supervisor Charles Terry joined Hall in welcoming Corelle.
“I’m very excited that we are getting another company with the status of Corelle into the Marshall County family,” Terry said. “We’re looking forward to working with them and the job opportunities they will create.”
Hall and Terry thanked the county’s partners in attracting Corelle – the Mississippi Development Authority, the legislative staff, Gov. Phil Bryant, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
“The supervisors are trying to improve the quality of life here in Marshall County by bringing good paying jobs to the county,” Terry said.
Supervisor Ronnie Joe Bennett said Corelle was very easy to work with.
“In all the dealings we’ve had with them, they are great folks,” he said. “They are down-to-earth folks. I really hope they prosper and do well. It will be a great addition to Marshall County and Chickasaw Trail.”
Bennett said the additional jobs will allow Corelle’s employees to build houses in the county.
“We’re competing with the whole United States,” he said. “It’s going to help Marshall County a lot.”
Corelle will lease a 786,000-square-foot facility that is to be built by Panattoni Development Company.
MDA is providing assistance for equipment relocation and installation, infrastructure improvements and workforce training once the building is completed. Marshall County is providing grant assistance and qualifying local property tax exemptions in support of the project. TVA is also providing incentives.
Bryant praised Corelle for choosing north Mississippi for a location for “its iconic brands and quality housewares.”
“The region’s productive workforce, coupled with North Mississippi’s prime logistical location, will ensure the products made in Marshall County continue the company’s tradition of excellence and are delivered quickly and efficiently to Corelle Brand’s customers,” Bryant said.
Glenn McCullough Jr., MDA executive director, said, “We salute the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority, who along with the MDA team, worked together to bring this industry-leading company to our great state.”
Kenneth G. Wilkes, Corelle Brands LLC president and CEO said, “We appreciate the support of the Mississippi Development Authority and Marshall County. Their partnership with Corelle Brands was a key factor in our decision to locate this facility in Mississippi, a move that will improve our operational efficiency and customer service capabilities. We look forward to providing great job opportunities in Marshall County.”