Abby Manufacturing Bringing 10 More Jobs to Walnut, Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi — April 24, 2018 — Fabricated steel and aluminum products manufacturer Abby Manufacturing is expanding in Walnut, Mississippi, to accommodate the acquisition of new equipment. The expansion marks a $324,000 corporate investment and will create 10 jobs, increasing the company’s employment to approximately 130 in Tippah County.
Using the latest cutting-edge technology available, Abby Manufacturing produces for agriculture, construction, transportation and military industries worldwide. The addition of a recently acquired laser cutting machine and press brake will allow the company to efficiently service more clients from its Tippah County location.
“As a strong manufacturing state, Mississippi supports companies like Abby Manufacturing as they grow and create jobs in this important economic sector. Abby’s decision to grow its operations in Northeast Mississippi illustrates ‘Made in Mississippi’ is a stamp of quality worldwide,” Governor Phil Bryant said.
“Honestly, it’s all about our leaders and employees. We are blessed with leaders like Governor Phil Bryant, Glenn McCullough, Jr., Sonny Simmons and Jody Steverson who realize the growth opportunities for technology in the current economy. Team that up with our workforce that is dedicated to quality and value for customers, and our potential is limitless,” said Abby Manufacturing General Manager Donn Owen. “The current expansion in Tippah County is but a small portion of the growth plan intended for Abby Manufacturing. This expansion will allow continued growth in our product offerings, customer base and employment level in Walnut. We believe that we have an obligation to our employees and the people of Mississippi to seize opportunities that make us stronger. This is one of those opportunities.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for equipment relocation costs. Tippah County and the city of Walnut are providing assistance, as well.
“For 24 years, Abby Manufacturing and its dedicated employees have provided consumers with top-quality, customized products to meet their unique needs,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “MDA commends the Abby Manufacturing team for their decision to expand in Walnut, as well as for their continued commitment to the local community and Mississippians in Tippah County.”
Founded in 1994 in Walnut, Abby Manufacturing also has operations in Ashland & New Albany, Mississippi. The company’s products and services include individual parts or welded assemblies, steel and aluminum stamping, CNC plasma cutting, CNC press breaking, CNC laser cutting, CNC machining, aluminum impact extrusions, air cargo ground support equipment, farm implements and other equipment. Industries served are construction, transportation, air cargo, military and commercial. Abby Manufacturing employs 165 workers in Mississippi.