Musee Bath Expands in Madison County, Miss.
Canton, Miss. (January 24, 2018) – The Madison County Economic Development Authority and officials from Musee Bath announce the company’s relocation and expansion in Canton, Miss. The more than $2 million corporate investment creates 40 new jobs.
Musee is a social enterprise created in Madison County to care for the community by creating jobs through the development of quality handmade products. Leisha Pickering and Adam Pierce established Musee Bath LLC, in Madison County in 2011. She began selling her handmade bath balms at the Livingston Farmer’s Market, but their demand quickly outgrew the local markets. Today, Musee Bath is the largest wholesale bath balm manufacturer in the U.S., and products can be found at hundreds of retail stores and spas nationwide.
Musee Bath recently relocated its operations from Gluckstadt to the former Mississippi Film Studio building in Canton, in order to expand their production of bath balms and create additional product lines including candles and soaps. The company has grown exponentially since its inception. The company outgrew the space they were leasing in Gluckstadt and have nearly filled the 43,000 square feet at their new facility in Canton.
Musee nearly doubled their workforce in 2017 alone in order to meet production demands. They have paused hiring additional employees while they finish construction inside their new building, but they plan to hire 40 additional employees over the next three years. The company currently employs approximately 50 people. With the 40 additional new jobs, the total count will be approximately 90 employees.
Musee President, Leisha Pickering believes that work provides dignity for people and that is one of the core foundations of Musee Bath. “We highly value our people that work here. Each person has a special gift, and we hope to provide more opportunities for people to use their gifts.”
“It’s a pleasure working with Musee on their expansion,” said Joseph P. Deason, Executive Director of MCEDA. “The City of Canton Planning and Zoning Board, the City of Canton Aldermen and Mayor Truly were instrumental in getting the proper zoning in place and in a timely fashion for Musee to close on the former Mississippi Film Studio building at the end of December 2017. Deason continued, “The Madison County Board of Supervisors have shown their support of economic development in Madison County through their investment in MCEDA, and specifically for this project that creates 40 new jobs in the county.
Musee Bath is welcomed to the City of Canton, said Dr. William Truly, Mayor of the City of Canton. We recognize that Musee Bath could have chosen any other family community, and we are excited they chose Canton, to become a critical part of our economic development program. We are thankful that they have taken the position to hire a significant number of employees from this community, and this City. My impression is that our partnership with Musee Bath will be lifelong.
“Madison County congratulates Musee Bath on its relocation and expansion of its business, said Sheila Jones, Madison County Supervisors President. “Musee truly values people over process, and we are thankful that they are providing additional job opportunities to Madison Countians who need a jump start.”
The new facility is already operating, and a grand opening will be held once construction is complete.