NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and Bottling Company International officials announced that the company will invest $9.5 million to establish a new bottling, storage and distribution facility in Morrison, Tennessee.
As a result of the project, BCI will create 57 new jobs in Warren County.
BCI has acquired the former McCormick Warehouse in Morrison, where it will bottle and distribute Nashville-based Pennington Distilling’s brand-name whiskey, vodka and rum.
Founded in March 2022, Bottling Company International specializes in the bottling and distribution of vodka, whiskey and other spirits. BCI will serve the company’s growing customer base from its sole location in Warren County.
Since 2018, TNECD has supported nearly 30 economic development projects in the Upper Cumberland region, resulting in approximately 2,700 job commitments and nearly $978 million in capital investment.
“Thanks to our state’s unmatched business climate and exceptional workforce, Tennessee is leading the nation with the fastest growing economy of all 50 states. I thank BCI for its commitment to job creation and believe these 57 new jobs will greatly benefit Tennesseans across Warren County," Lee said.
“We are excited to expand our filling and bottling operations to Warren County and contribute to Tennessee’s eclectic spirits sector," said BCI CFO Andrew Tidwell. "We will provide high quality jobs in rural Tennessee, and we are grateful for the support of the city of Morrison, the state of Tennessee and TVA for helping bring our project to fruition. This new facility will allow BCI to better serve its customer base and continue to grow our product offerings.”