Jackson, Miss. – Plum Creek Environmental, manufacturer and distributor of waste and recycling containers and equipment, is expanding in North Mississippi, investing $825,000 and creating 50 jobs.
“I appreciate the Plum Creek Environmental team for bringing 50 new jobs to the people of North Mississippi by expanding to accommodate the company’s growth,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “When companies choose to expand in our state, they demonstrate to the world Mississippi has the competitive advantage needed for success in today’s dynamic marketplace.”
Founded in Columbus, Plum Creek Environmental is expanding into a larger facility previously occupied by Long Branch in West Point.
“We are excited to find a property in West Point that will greatly enhance our production capacity and allow us to tap into a skilled talent pool of production welders,” said Jim Wamble, president and CEO of Plum Creek Environmental Technologies. “We appreciate the assistance of the GTR LINK, the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, the Mississippi Development Authority, Clay County Board of Supervisors and the city of West Point in supporting our development.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building and infrastructure improvements. The city of West Point and Clay County are providing 10-year ad valorem tax abatements.
“MDA is pleased to support Plum Creek Environmental as it expands its operations in West Point, creating new career opportunities for Mississippians in the region,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute our economic development partners at the Golden Triangle Development LINK, the city of West Point, Clay County and the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, who played an important role in this project.”
Plum Creek Environmental currently has 35 employees. The company expects to begin operations in its new West Point location by the beginning of 2017.