East Tennessee company creating 228 jobs

East Tennessee company creating 228 jobs

June 27th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

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Oddello Industries LLC expand operations at its Morristown, Tenn., facility and add 228 jobs, officials said today.

The company, that makes furniture components, will invest $4 million in the Hamblen County plant.

"With rising overseas costs of production, shipping and wage rates, Morristown is a logical fit for Oddello's continued growth," said Oddello Industries Chief Operating Officer Tom Roberts in a statement.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said that companies such as Oddello are "helping us toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 state in the Southeast for high quality jobs."

Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas said Oddello has grown from 35 employees to 415 in the past year.