Metso Opens Expanded Operations

Clarksdale, Miss. (October 5, 2013) – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Metso cut the ribbon today on the company’s expanded operations in Clarksdale, Miss. Metso announced in September 2012 it would increase its conveyor component operations at the Clarksdale location. The project represents a $4 million company investment, and it created 30 new jobs and retained 61 jobs.

“Today is a great day for the Clarksdale community as Metso officially opens its expanded manufacturing operations, which have provided new job opportunities for the area’s workforce,” Gov. Bryant said. “We are proud of our longstanding relationship with Metso, and I appreciate the Metso team for choosing to invest in its Mississippi operations. I congratulate the company on this milestone event.”
“On behalf of Metso’s management, I would like to thank the Mississippi government and all contributors for favorable support and assistance. Through the investment in Clarksdale, we want to strengthen our service’s business capabilities for our mining and construction customers,” said João Ney Colagrossi, president of Metso’s Services Business Line, Mining and Construction. “Our central location in the North American marketplace, our long history in the area, as well as our skilled and knowledgeable people make Clarksdale an ideal place for the consolidation of our Conveyor Solutions production.”
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project to move equipment to the Clarksdale facility. Additionally, the agency provided assistance for renovations to the facility and for workforce training.
“Metso has been a valued member of the Mississippi business community for almost 60 years, and today is exciting as the company opens its expanded operations and further strengthens its roots in Clarksdale,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We are happy to have the resources in place to assist companies such as Metso as they grow and create jobs for Mississippians, and we wish the company many more years of success in Coahoma County.”
Metso, which has been operating in Clarksdale since 1955, is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, oil and gas. The company employs 30,000 workers in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.metso.com.

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