Columbia plant expansion to create 50 new jobs
COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) – Pioneer Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of parachutes and other equipment, has announced a plant expansion in Columbia that will create 50 new jobs.
The Mississippi Development Authority says in a news release that the company also is investing $500,000 in new equipment at the Marion County facility.
Officials say the company is expanding to fulfill contracts to manufacture flare parachutes and is also increasing the number of people employed on its existing parachute line to build cargo parachutes. The company currently employs around 320 workers.
MDA Executive Director Gray Swoope says Pioneer has been operating in Columbia since 1933.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Report: Mississippi only state to see drop in home prices
- Palmertree blocked from using public funds for legal defense
- Two companies fined for violations of 'No-Call' law
- District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- John Ferrucci'a perfect voice is perfect for the Silver Slipper Casino
- City suing Hercules for pollution at shuttered plant site
- The First acquiring Alabama bank in cash/stock deal
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project