CARTHAGE – John W. McDougall Co., Inc., a Nashville-based industrial metal systems designer and fabricator, has opened a new fabrication facility in Carthage.
The 44,000-square-foot building at 151 Industrial Drive, gives the company space for larger project as well as workforce expansion opportunities. The facility, which opened Oct. 17, is believed to be the 75-year-old company’s first fabrication plant outside of Nashville. McDougall, which has maintained a workload from Mississippi-based industries for more than a decade, purchased what was known locally as the old Taylor building.
“The opening of our Mississippi facility is a monumental step in the continued growth of our company,” says McDougall Co. President Alec McDougall. “With a concentration of industry in the region, we hope to extend our reach as a trusted resource for fabrication, installation, emergency and shut down work in service to the pulp & paper, automotive manufacturing and other markets.”
“We currently have eight employees in Mississippi, and we will most definitely be hiring more, but the number will be determined by the work we can bring in,” said spokesperson Kim Taylor.
The Mississippi facility has already begun work on projects, including a robot assist arm for a major automotive manufacturer.
John W. McDougall Co. is a third generation family business founded in 1938 that began as a manufacturers’ representative for industrial air conditioning and heating systems. Today, with two divisions, the company is a leader in fabrication, installation, repair and maintenance of a wide range of industrial applications and markets as well as fabricator and installer of architectural façade wall panel systems.