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MS: Multicraft International to Expand in Pelahatchie, Create 30 Jobs

27 Mar, 2013


 

Officials from Multicraft International, manufacturer and supplier of automotive components for domestic automakers, have announced the company is expanding its operations in Pelahatchie, Miss., to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a company investment of $250,000 and will create 30 new jobs.

"Multicraft has been a part of Mississippi's business community for 35 years and is proof of our commitment to existing businesses here in our state," Governor Bryant said. “I am grateful to the Multicraft team for further investing in their Pelahatchie operations and creating new jobs for the area’s workers."

"Multicraft is experiencing significant growth as U.S. manufacturing, particularly in the South, benefits from its attractiveness in the global market, and Mississippi’s business-friendly environment is once again demonstrated by the tangible support and assistance of all the agencies involved,” said Multicraft Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mallinson. “I thank the officials at the Mississippi Development Authority, Rankin First Economic Development Authority, Rankin County and the Mayor of Pelahatchie for their combined and continued support of Multicraft.”

To support the expansion, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided the company with assistance for modifications to its Pelahatchie facility.

“Multicraft is a prime example of a homegrown Mississippi business that has enjoyed success throughout the years, and I am grateful we were able to assist the company with this expansion,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “I appreciate our partners in Rankin County who worked with us to make this project possible, and we wish Multicraft many more years of success in Pelahatchie.”

Established in 1978, Multicraft International operates two facilities in Pelahatchie, Miss., and is improving its largest facility located in the Pelahatchie Industrial Park. The company currently has 107 employees engaged in the production of electrical switches, solenoids and complex wire harnesses as well as metal tubing used in producing brake lines, radiator lines and air conditioning systems. For more information, please visit www.multicraft.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.

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