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New steel facility to locate in Lowndes County

 

Neal Wagner

 

About 65 jobs and a $25 million investment soon could be on its way to the Golden Triangle Industrial Park, members of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors said this morning. 

 


Texas-based New Process Steel recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District outlining plans to locate a flat rolled steel manufacturing plant next to the Severstal steel mill off Airport Road in western Lowndes County. 

 


"We got a memorandum of understanding from New Process to proceed with the project," GTPDD Project Analyst George Crawford told the board Tuesday morning. "They will create 65 full-time jobs, and they will invest $25 million in the county." 

 


Lowndes County and Golden Triangle economic development officials are seeking a $1.6 million Community Development Block Grant to help fund the plant''s construction. If the grant is awarded, Lowndes County will provide a $180,000 match, bringing the grant total to about $1.8 million, Crawford said. 

 


"They are ready to start the project as soon as the grant comes through," Crawford said. "I will prep the application and get it out as soon as I can."

 

 

 

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Article Comment Fred commented at 6/30/2009 2:39:00 PM:

is this the same facility proposed in 2007????

http://www.severstalms.com/about/media_center/news_releases/2007.07.22.nps.asp

 

Article Comment smokey commented at 6/30/2009 3:46:00 PM:

no. i believe the one proposed in 2007 was heidtman steel! i think that deal fell thru.

 

Article Comment Fred commented at 6/30/2009 4:26:00 PM:

The press release I posted says "New Process Steel".

 

Article Comment Slate commented at 6/30/2009 5:29:00 PM:

Great to see another industrial expansion. The progress of the last five years is nothing short of amazing, with more to come. Keep those tax dollars coming in.

 

Article Comment Alan commented at 6/30/2009 5:34:00 PM:

That is the same company. Hopefully they will make it this time. I wonder if it fell through because severcorr went bye bye and severstall came in.

 

Article Comment le commented at 7/1/2009 1:46:00 PM:

Where would I get an app.for employmenrt from?

 

Article Comment le commented at 7/1/2009 1:47:00 PM:

Where would I get an app.for employmenrt from?

 

Article Comment le commented at 7/1/2009 1:48:00 PM:

Excuse my spelling....Where would I get an application for employment from?

 

Article Comment stacy commented at 7/1/2009 2:15:00 PM:

Where could I get an application for employment?

 

Article Comment angie commented at 7/1/2009 2:29:00 PM:

Who will have the construction contract? Anyone know?

 

Article Comment granny commented at 7/1/2009 8:10:00 PM:

The MDES has a website under MOJO where you can find out what openings are available also you can go to the unemployment office to apply.

 

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