Contract Fabricators Expanding in Iuka
Iuka, Miss. (October 16, 2012) – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Contract Fabricators announced today the company has expanded into Iuka, Miss., in Tishomingo County, locating manufacturing operations at the Yellow Creek Port. The company is located in the 97,280 square foot facility formerly occupied by Dynasteel, where today Gov. Bryant and company officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The project represents a $1,050,000 company investment and will create 50 new jobs within its first year of operation at the port.
Contract Fabricators, manufacturer of large pressure vessels for oil refineries, power plants, chemical plants and more, also has operations in Holly Springs, Miss., where the company employs 125 workers.
“I am always pleased when one of Mississippi’s existing businesses chooses to expand and further invest in its operations,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “The jobs being created by Contract Fabricators as a result of this expansion speak to the fact that Mississippi has a skilled, dedicated workforce, and I thank the company for once again placing its confidence in our workers and in our business climate. I wish the company much success in Tishomingo County.”
“Contract Fabricators, Inc., searched in several states for a waterfront location. We were most impressed with the teamwork in Mississippi and Tishomingo County,” said Contract Fabricators Vice President and Co-owner Mike Clarkson. “We appreciate the fine partnership we enjoy with the state and county and look forward to growing our business in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Development Authority supported Contract Fabricators with this project, providing assistance for the purchase of the facility in which Contract Fabricators is located, as well as assistance for the construction of an on-site barge facility.
“We’re grateful to Contract Fabricators for its investment in Tishomingo County and its commitment to create fifty new jobs for Mississippians,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “Contract Fabricators has been a valued member of our state’s business community for nearly three decades, and we are pleased MDA was able to work with our partners in Tishomingo County to assist with this expansion.”
Headquartered in Holly Springs, Contract Fabricators supplies pressure vessels, reactors, cyclones, dryers, heat exchangers, evaporators, distillation, fabrication and stripping columns for the plastics, chemical, petroleum, food, beverage, paper and other industries. To learn more, visit www.contractfab.com.