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Ice cream company will bring 400 more jobs to Tipton County

Over the next four years, Unilever will expand its building and its workforce. Over the next four years, Unilever will expand its building and its workforce.
By 2016, the plant will employee nearly 1,000 people. By 2016, the plant will employee nearly 1,000 people.
The Covington plant produces more than 30 million gallons of ice cream each year. The Covington plant produces more than 30 million gallons of ice cream each year.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was on hand Thursday afternoon to make a major jobs announcement at Unilever, a plant that makes, stores, and distributes ice cream. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was on hand Thursday afternoon to make a major jobs announcement at Unilever, a plant that makes, stores, and distributes ice cream.

(WMC-TV) - More than 400 jobs are coming to Tipton County as the result of a $108.7 million investment a company is making to expand in Covington.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was on hand Thursday afternoon to make a major jobs announcement at Unilever, a plant that makes, stores, and distributes ice cream.

Over the next four years, the company will expand its building and its workforce.

By 2016, the plant will employee nearly 1,000 people.

"Sheer excitement," said Marques Young. "I'm a Covington native and to be a part of this investment in the community, the investment in the people, and in our future ... it's a dream come true for me."

"They make one of my favorite products in the world, ice cream. They more of it than anyone else in the world," added Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Unilever has been in Covington since 2000.

The Covington plant produces more than 30 million gallons of ice cream each year.

They're taking job applications now. To find out how to apply, click here: http://www.unileverusa.com/Careers/index.aspx

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