Foley Products to Locate in Prentiss
Prentiss, Miss. (January 25, 2012) – Officials from Foley Products Company, manufacturer of precast concrete products, have announced the company is opening a facility in Prentiss, Miss., in Jefferson Davis County. The project represents a company investment of more than $7 million and will create 40 new jobs.
The company’s new Prentiss location will enable the company to better serve its customers and allow for future growth.
“I am pleased to welcome Foley Products Company as the newest member of Mississippi’s business community,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “The company’s move into Prentiss is great news for the local economy, as well as the state’s overall economy. I thank the company for its investment in our state and our workforce, and I look forward to watching the company grow in Jefferson Davis County.”
“We are excited about this new opportunity,” said Foley Products Company’s Alabama / Mississippi Sales Manager Kelley Lloyd. “Our company is committed to providing a quality product, along with our expertise in engineering and superior customer service.”
“Mississippi is a key component of our southeastern strategy. We plan to have our facility online in 2012 so we are ready for the economic growth we see on the horizon. We look forward to being a strong, responsible precast concrete products supplier to Mississippi and the entire Gulf Coast market area,” said Foley Products Company Vice President of Operations Chris Davidson.
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) helped facilitate the project by providing assistance for infrastructure improvements, as well as assistance for on-the-job training.
“This is great news for Prentiss and Jefferson Davis County,” said Jim Barksdale, interim executive director of MDA. “Foley’s investment in the area and the jobs the company is creating will have a lasting positive impact on the local economy, and I’m pleased MDA was able to assist with this project. I wish the company many years of success in Mississippi.”
With additional facilities in Newnan, Ga., Winder, Ga., and Clanton, Ala., Foley Products manufactures, sells and delivers precast concrete manholes, catch basins, precast concrete communications and electrical boxes, reinforced concrete pipe, box culvert and arch pipe. The company recently added FoleyArch, a bottomless culvert designed for use in multiple applications, CrystalStream Technologies, an innovator in the field of storm water management, and the full line of MDOT precast bridges to its product line of precast concrete products. To learn more about the company, please visit www.foleyproducts.com.