Crown Laboratories ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Johnson City HQ a success


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Another step in the right direction for an expansion project for Johnson City-based Crown Laboratories, Inc.

“I’m so happy for Crown to be here,” said Crown Laboratories, Inc. CEO President Jeff Bedard.

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday afternoon for their new corporate headquarters on Mockingbird Lane.

The company is best known for making its Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen.

Several state and local leaders were at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including both Washington County Mayor Joe Grandy and Johnson City Mayor Jenny Brock.

“We congratulate you on your strategic growth,” Brock said Monday. “We couldn’t be happier helping you cut this ribbon.”

“You could’ve chosen a lot of places to call home, but you chose Johnson City,” Grandy said. “It’s great to have your headquarters here.”

Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe was also at the ceremony.

Rolfe congratulated Crown Labs for bringing more jobs to the region.

“Whenever you have a company that has their headquarters in your community, it’s a win,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s about having a great regional partnership.”

Northeast Tennessee Partnership Chairman Will Barrett kicked off the festivities Monday afternoon.

Crown Labs shares its headquarters with Sun Trust Bank.

Bedard added that he hopes Sun Trust remains in the building.

Watch the entire ribbon-cutting ceremony here:

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