Project will create 60 jobs and bring sizable investment to the community
Grenada County’s unemployment rate in April of 2014 was 6.7%, down 1.8 percentage points from last year April’s rate of 8.5%
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ADP creates a minimum of 26 jobs through expansion
ADP will build a new 35,000 sq ft facility and invest a minimum of 1.5 million dollars in Grenada
Grenada, Miss. (November 22, 2010) -The Grenada County Economic Development District (the EDD)) announced today that Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) will expand its facilities in Grenada to accommodate a new fabrication process. The process will be housed in a new 26,000 square foot facility to be built by ADP next to their existing facility in Grenada’s Air Industrial Park. ADP has been located at the Park since 1996.
The Grenada County Board of Supervisors was recently granted, a $135,000 Development Infrastructure Grant (DIP) from the Mississippi Development Authority to renovate an existing County-owned building that will support ADP’s expansion plans. The project will generate a minimum of 26 direct full time jobs in the community, plus an investment of $1.5 million dollars from Lennox Inc. in building, equipment and machinery.
“ADP’s decision to expand in Grenada further reinforces that Mississippi has a supportive business climate in place to help businesses grow,” said Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). “I am pleased we were able to provide assistance for this project, and I thank ADP officials for their continued investment in Grenada, Grenada County and the state of Mississippi.”
“The new building and improvements to our current building will enhance our response to our customers and to the rapidly changing marketplace.,” said Greg Goetzinger, Director, ADP Operations. “Our entire organization appreciates the support of the Grenada County EDD and Grenada County Board of Supervisors for expediting and coordinating this endeavor.”
A business unit of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII), ADP is one of the world’s largest residential evaporator coil manufacturers involved in designing, producing and selling high efficiency air handlers, coils, and unit heaters. ADP’s production system is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Pablo Diaz, Executive Director of the EDD stated, “When ADP started considering a new fabrication process, we knew Grenada had a unique opportunity. We worked very closely with state officials to show ADP all the advantages of bringing this expansion to Grenada. Today, we could not be happier with the results.”
Columbus Hankins, County Supervisor for District 3, said, “I am delighted to see ADP is bringing new jobs to Grenada and increasing its manufacturing footprint. These jobs could be going anywhere else, instead, they are coming to Grenada because here they find the workforce and the support they need to succeed.”
Larry Vance, a member of the Grenada City Council, added, “We are excited that ADP is adding jobs in Grenada, especially in these slow economic times. We commend their commitment to the community and hope they will continue to grow in the coming years.”
The Grenada County Economic Development District (the EDD) is the official economic development entity for Grenada County and an MDA partner. Pablo Diaz is Executive Director of the Grenada County Economic Development District.
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