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Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced the company will consolidate its U.S. operations by building a new facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Middle Tennessee plant will merge Schwan Cosmetics’ Cosmolab facility in Lewisburg, Tennessee, and its Schwan Cosmetics USA facility in Piscataway, New Jersey. The announcement represents an investment of $38 million and will create 250 new jobs over the next five years. Total employment will reach 450 as more than 200 jobs will transfer from the Lewisburg facility.
“Schwan Cosmetics is very pleased to announce our investment in a state-of-the-art facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,” said Barbara Bauer-Kropf, executive vice president of sales for Schwan Cosmetics. “Both our New Jersey and Tennessee manufacturing facilities will be consolidated into this 173,000-square-foot, high-tech site. The new Schwan Cosmetics USA will be a full service private label supplier continuing to build on Schwan Cosmetics’ heritage of developing and introducing innovative, market driven color cosmetics. Our plan is to open the new campus during the first half of 2015.”
Founded in 1855, the Schwan-Stabilo group is a family-owned company with more than 4,400 employees worldwide with headquarters in Heroldsberg, Germany.