December 11, 2014 In News
JACKSON— Suburban Plastics, manufacturer of thermoplastic and engineered composites, announced today the company is expanding operations at its Grenada, Miss., location to accommodate an increase in production. The expansion includes a 25,000 square foot addition to the company’s existing facility. The project represents a $350,000 corporate investment and will create 60 jobs.
“I appreciate the Suburban Plastics team for selecting its Grenada location as the site of their expansion. When Mississippi’s existing companies continue to invest in their operations and create new jobs, they are further strengthening the state’s overall economy and their local communities, improving the quality of life for their residents and workforce,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I thank the company for being a valued business partner to the state of Mississippi for nearly 20 years and for helping show the world that Mississippi Works.”
“This expansion represents a strong trend of continuing growth for our company here in Grenada, and we are pleased to be able to create additional opportunities for the area workforce,” said Suburban Plastics Vice President Jeremy Baxter. “We appreciate the support our company receives from the city of Grenada, Grenada County, and the state of Mississippi, as well as the Grenada County Economic Development District.”
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for the construction of an access road and one-time relocation costs. The city of Grenada provided assistance, as well.
“MDA takes pride in utilizing our resources to best meet the needs of companies like Suburban Plastics as they pursue growth opportunities and provide jobs for the residents of Mississippi,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We thank our partners at the city of Grenada, Grenada County, and the Grenada County Economic Development District for working with us to help this great company expand, and we wish Suburban Plastics many more years of success in our state.”
Founded in 1946, Suburban Plastics has had a manufacturing presence in Grenada since 1997. The Grenada location supplies thermoplastic and engineered composites to various industries, including the electrical device, home building, and HVAC sectors. The company also has operations in Elgin, Ill. For more information, visit www.suburbanplastics.com.
About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the state of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency. Approximately 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, MDA 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.