Jackson, Miss. – Automotive supplier S&A Industries Corporation is expanding operations in New Albany, Miss., investing $4 million and creating 40 jobs.
“The addition of 40 new jobs by S&A Industries in New Albany is a testament to the hard working people of Union County and demonstrates Mississippi’s business climate allows companies in the automotive industry to thrive and enjoy long-term success,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.
S&A Industries supplies molded automotive ducting and noise vibration damping products to Toyota, GM and major Tier 1 automotive suppliers. The company is building a new 52,500-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Glendale Industrial Park. The move allows the company to merge its two existing New Albany facilities and accommodate new manufacturing operations.
“S&A Corporation truly appreciates the efforts of Mississippi Development Authority and the Union County members who worked diligently with our S&A management team to design a plan that is favorable to both S&A and the local communities,” S&A President and General Manager Greg Anderson.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for infrastructure improvements and relocation costs, as well as a loan to the county for the construction of the facility. Union County is providing assistance, as well.
“MDA is proud to partner with S&A Industries as the company grows, creating new careers for Mississippians in Union County,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute the teamwork of Three Rivers Planning and Development District, Union County and the city of New Albany who, along with the MDA team, were instrumental in making this expansion a reality.”
The new manufacturing operations will begin in 2018.
About S&A Industries:
Formed in April 2010, S&A Industries is a joint venture company between Sekiso Industries, Okazaki Japan and Akron Polymer Products of Akron, Ohio. S&A Industries produces and supplies: light weight ducting used for air intake systems, battery cooling ducts for hybrid electric vehicles, interior HVAC ducting products and expandable sheeting products for automotive “body-in-white” noise damping. For more information, visit www.s-aindustries.com.
About Mississippi Development Authority:
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.