Pre-cast concrete supplier Foley Products Company broke ground Monday on a new 28,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Prentiss that will create 40 new jobs
The Jefferson Davis County facility represents a $7 million investment by Foley Products. Foley says its move into Mississippi will help the company better serve its customers and allow for future growth.
“Mississippi is a key component of our Southeastern strategy,” said Foley Products VP of Operations Chris Davidson. “We plan to have our facility online in 2013 so we are ready for the economic growth we see on the horizon. We look forward to being a strong, responsible precast concrete products supplier to Mississippi and the entire Gulf Coast market area.”
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) worked closely with company and local officials to help facilitate the project. The agency provided assistance for infrastructure needs, as well as assistance for on-the-job training.
Once Products begins the hiring process, notifications will be posted and applications will be accepted at the state’s WIN Job Centers and on the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s website, www.mdes.ms.gov. The local WIN Job Center is located in the old courthouse at 2325 Columbia Avenue in Prentiss.
With additional facilities in Newnan, Ga., Dallas, Ga., and Clanton, Ala., Foley Products manufactures, sells and delivers precast concrete manholes, catch basins, precast concrete communications and electrical boxes, reinforced concrete pipe, box culvert and arch pipe.
Gov. Phil Bryant took part in Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony.