Oddello Industries expanding, adding jobs
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, June 28, 2013
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — Contract furniture manufacturer Oddello Inds. announced a $4 million expansion to its east Tennessee operations on June 27, according to an Associated Press report.
Along with the expansion, Oddello plans on adding 228 jobs to its workforce.
"Our expansion in Morristown solidifies Oddello's domestic presence and commitment to Made in America and Made in Morristown manufacturing," Oddello Industries COO Tom Roberts said in a press release issued by the state. "With rising overseas costs of production, shipping and wage rates, Morristown is a logical fit for Oddello's continued growth. Morristown and the surrounding areas provide a ready workforce, competitive real estate costs and reliable utilities. Oddello began as an east Tennessee company, and we are proud to expand here and want to thank the state of Tennessee for their continued investment in Tennessee companies."
According to reports, Oddello has made substantial investment in three separate properties in the East Tennessee Valley Industrial District, utilizing nearly 1,000,000 square feet of floor space in all for production. The company serves a number of the world's leading furniture brands.
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