Jackson, Miss. (Oct. 8, 2019) – Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel carts and storage products for various commercial and industrial applications, is expanding in Clarksdale. The project represents a corporate investment of approximately $1.5 million and will create 25 jobs.
“Mississippi’s manufacturing industry is one of our state’s strongest economic drivers, employing thousands of workers in all corners of the state. Saf-T-Cart’s continued growth in Coahoma County illustrates the fact that manufacturing companies can find long-term growth and success in Mississippi,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.
Saf-T-Cart produces cylinder carts, cages, pallets, truck beds and trailers. The company is constructing an 18,000-square-foot addition onto its current 150,000-square-foot facility to accommodate its growing truck bed and trailer operations.
“Saf-T-Cart is very grateful to state, county and local officials who have all worked with us to help our business grow,” said Saf-T-Cart President Jimmy Walker. “This cooperation has allowed Saf-T-Cart to service its customers in all parts of North America directly from the Mississippi Delta. We are excited about our next building expansion and are looking forward to its completion, along with more employment from area citizens.”
The Mississippi Development Authority and Coahoma County are providing assistance for building improvements and construction costs.
“MDA appreciates the team at Saf-T-Cart for bringing 25 new job opportunities to residents of the Mississippi Delta,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “Saf-T-Cart is a sterling example of a homegrown company achieving its goals in our state. This latest expansion is a win for the company, the area’s residents, and the local community, all of which will benefit from the company’s growth for years to come.”
Founded in Clarksdale in 1986, Saf-T-Cart currently employs 90 workers. The company expects to complete its expansion by February 2020.