The Union County Development Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past week for automotive supplier S&A Industries Corporation.
The business has moved into its new $4 million facility on Futorian Way and expanding operations to create 40 jobs.
S&A Industries supplies molded automotive ducting and noise vibration damping products to Toyota, GM and major Tier 1 automotive suppliers. The new building is a 52,500-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Glendale Industrial Park. The move allows the company to merge its two existing New Albany facilities and accommodate new manufacturing operations.
“S&A Corporation truly appreciates the efforts of Mississippi Development Authority and the Union County members who worked diligently with our S&A management team to design a plan that is favorable to both S&A and the local communities,” S&A President and General Manager Greg Anderson.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance for infrastructure improvements and relocation costs, as well as a loan to the county for the construction of the facility. Union County provided assistance, as well.
“We are pleased with S&A Industries’ decision to continue its growth in New Albany and Union County,” Mayor Tim Kent said of the expansion. “On behalf of the Mayor’s Office, Board of Aldermen and our entire team at City Hall, I’d like to thank S&A Industries for this strong commitment and substantial investment in the Glenfield Industrial Park. Our community is dedicated to providing the right mix of a pro-business atmosphere combined with excellent education and quality of life opportunities that capture our hometown spirit and foster this type of growth.”
Union County supervisor Dave Kitchens said earlier, “The Union County Board of Supervisors is excited that the Glenfield Industrial Park will be the home of S&A Industries’ modern, twenty-first century manufacturing facility. This new facility will provide a boost to the Glenfield Park and the surrounding area. We are pleased to partner with MDA, TVA, the City of New Albany, Three Rivers and UCDA to help this project come to fruition. We look forward to working with S&A to ensure they continue to thrive and grow.”