Spice maker McCormick & Co. in investing $6 million in a warehouse it is building in Marshall County’s Chickasaw Trail Industrial.
The company, which expect to open the 615,000-square-foot facility by mid-year, is hiring 48 workers.
McCormick, which makes spices, herbs and flavorings, will lease the building for 10 years from a developer.
“Our new distribution center in Mississippi will create space for growth and allow us to optimize our distribution network in the U.S.” said Scott Simmons, McCormick’s vice president Americas supply chain. “With this new location, we expect to improve service delivery to our customer base and build additional capabilities to meet the future needs of our business.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing $346,000 to pay for sewer improvements, and Marshall County is providing a 10 percent match. The county also is granting property tax breaks for building and equipment value at $9.2 million over 10 years.
Mississippi competed with one other state for the project, MDA said.
McCormick was founded in 1889 by Willloughby M. McCormick, who, along with three others, began selling spices door-t0-door. It has grown into a global operation with several acquisitions through the years.
Im 2016, the company had $4.4 billion in sales, with facilities in more than 50 locations in 26 countries.