Ershigs, Inc. Expanding Operations
in Iuka; Project to Create 52 New Jobs
Iuka, Miss. (November ??, 2010) – Officials from Ershigs, Inc., supplier
of high-quality, engineered fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) products for the
power, mining, chemical, pulp, paper and waste water industries, have
announced the company is expanding its operations in Iuka, Miss., and will
be constructing a new facility at the Tri-State Commerce Park. A $1.62
million company investment, the new building will house large diameter
cylinders manufactured by the company until they are shipped out by barge.
The expansion will create 52 new jobs.
“Our location on the Tennessee-Tombigbee
Waterway and the Tennessee River will give us a competitive edge in bidding
on large diameter tanks,” said Richard Spears, Ershigs site manager. “We are
able to ship very large components anywhere in the world by water. I thank
MDA and Tishomingo County for their support of this project.”
MDA worked closely with company and local
officials to help facilitate the project, providing funding to the county
for public infrastructure improvements. Tishomingo County provided funding
to assist with the project, as well.
“I commend Ershigs officials for choosing to
expand their operations in Iuka and create new jobs for the residents of
Tishomingo County. The expansion not only represents the company’s
commitment to Mississippi and its workforce, it further reinforces that
Mississippi is in a prime location and has an excellent transportation
network in place to accommodate any company looking to improve speed to
market by quickly shipping materials in and finished products out,” said
Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority
(MDA). “I am pleased we were able to provide assistance for this project,
and we look forward to working with Ershigs again in the future.”
Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors
President James McDowell stated that “the board of supervisors is excited
about partnering with Ershigs to grow new jobs for the citizens of
Tishomingo County. The management of Ershigs has shown vision in their
product line and the ability to deliver the goods. We are proud to have
Ershigs as a part of our industrial family and look forward to years of
growth for Ershigs and Tishomingo County.”
The site work and foundation for the
building have been completed and the advertisement for bids for erection of
the building and installation of electrical, plumbing, and cranes is
underway. Dean McRae is the engineer on the project. Construction of the
new facility is scheduled to be completed in January 2011.
Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ershigs
designs, manufactures, fabricates and installs corrosion-resistant products
made of FRP, including process and effluent piping, abrasion-resistant
piping, storage and process vessels, stacks and chimney liners, duct systems
and valves. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.ershigs.com.
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the
State of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency.
Nearly 300 employees are engaged in providing services to businesses,
communities and workers in the state. While the agency is best known for its
efforts to recruit new businesses to Mississippi, the Authority provides
services to promote tourism, help communities improve their quality of
place, help existing employers identify and meet opportunities and
challenges and help workers improve their skills – all with the goal of
improving the quality of life and economic well-being of Mississippians. For
more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.