Helen of Troy to bring 300 new jobs to Olive Branch

March 8, 2013 in Business, News, Statewide News

From Media Reports

OLIVE BRANCH – Officials from Helen of Troy said they would be constructing a 1.3 million-square-foot distribution facility in Olive Branch in DeSoto County. The project represents a company investment of $37 million and will create more than 300 new jobs.

Helen of Troy is a designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name household, personal care and healthcare/home environment consumer products. A leader in global consumer products, the company offers creative solutions for its customers through a strong portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands.

The facility, the company’s second in the state, is expected to be complete by December 2013. Helen of Troy also operates a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility in Southaven.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided assistance for site preparation and relocation needs related to the project through the Mississippi Industry Incentive Financing Revolving Fund. The agency also provided assistance for infrastructure improvements through the Development Infrastructure Program, as well as job training assistance. The City of Olive Branch and DeSoto County also provided assistance in support of the project.