GRENADA – Metal stamping and machining company Ice Industries is set to make its fifth expansion here since 2010, investing $1.8 and adding 50 jobs that will bring the workforce to about 290 people.
Ice Industries Grenada, formerly known as Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplies parts to the appliance, automotive, heavy truck, and alternative energy markets. Improvements will include infrastructure upgrades, overhead crane improvements, and shipping and safety enhancements that will allow the company to continue to expand service to its customers. New metal stamping and assembly equipment is also being installed to accommodate additional work from existing customers, as well as new work the company has acquired in the furniture industry.
The company’s Grenada operations are housed in a 300,000-square-foot main plant and a recently-renovated 40,000-square-foot facility.
Ice Industries Chairman and CEO Howard Ice said the plant upgrades and expansion will enable Ice Industries to more fully accommodate a growing customer base..
“We continue to find ways to grow our capabilities and add value to our global customer base by not only providing metal stamping, but also through assembly operations, welding, and painting. This latest investment clearly demonstrates the commitment Ice Industries has made to world class manufacturing in Grenada, Mississippi,” Ice said.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for building improvements. Grenada County provided assistance for the project as well.
Headquartered in Sylvania, Ohio, Ice Industries Grenada has broad capabilities, including the ability to blank, form, weld and assemble a variety of materials, strengths and thicknesses. In addition to Electrolux in Canada, the company provides parts to Ford Motor Company in Argentina; First Solar Panels in Canada; Copeland in Northern Ireland, Belgium, Thailand and China; and Toyota Boshoku in Indiana.
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