Nashville – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and Handsome Brook Farms officials announced today the members of the company will invest $30.8 million through HBF Development LLC to establish their first manufacturing operations in Hamblen County.
Founded in 2007, Handsome Brook Farms is a leading producer of organic, pasture-raised eggs. The company relies on its network of small, family farms to bring fresh, organic eggs to grocery stores across the country.
“Companies are moving to Tennessee in record numbers because of our strong business climate and unmatched workforce,” said Governor Bill Lee. “I thank the members of Handsome Brook Farms for their decision to create 140 new jobs for Tennesseans in Hamblen County and welcome this company to the Volunteer State.”
As a result of this project, the Handsome Brook Tennessee business will create 140 new jobs in an existing facility on Technology Way, which will be modernized to produce specialty hard-cooked eggs and related products.
“Morristown is home to many diverse industries, and we are proud to welcome HBF Development LLC to our city. This company will fill a unique place in the country’s food and nutrition system while also broadening Hamblen County’s unique business community. Thank you to the members of Handsome Brook Farms and to our council and city administrative staff for making this project a reality,” said Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney.
Since 2018, TNECD has supported more than 50 economic development projects in the East Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 7,600 job commitments and nearly $2 billion in capital investment.
“Tennessee’s agriculture industry plays a vital role in our state’s economy, and we are excited that the members of Handsome Brook Farms have made the decision to invest in Morristown,” said TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter. “We believe this company will strengthen one of our state’s most valuable industries and find great success in Hamblen County.”