ABB to Locate High-Tech Manufacturing OperationsDecember 15, 2015
Power and automation technology group ABB announced the company is locating new manufacturing operations in Senatobia, Miss., in Tate County. ABB will establish operations in the 85,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Twin Creeks Technologies. The project will create 200 new jobs by its third year of operation, with another 100 expected to be added by the fifth year.
"I thank the ABB team for its commitment to creating 300 new job opportunities for Senatobia's workforce," Gov. Phil Bryant said. "ABB's decision to locate in Mississippi demonstrates to the world that we have the competitive advantages needed for success in today's fast-paced economy. I wish the company many successful years in North Mississippi."
"We are pleased to locate this manufacturing operation here in Senatobia," said ABB Low Voltage Products, Americas Region Division Head Chuck Treadway. "We made our decision after an extensive search. We found that Tate County offered an excellent combination of skilled workers, quality of life and a positive business environment."
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for infrastructure needs and workforce training.
"We salute our partners at the Tate County Economic Development Foundation (EDF) whose teamwork with MDA helped bring ABB to our state, creating hundreds of exciting career opportunities for the people of Tate County and North Mississippi," said MDA executive director Glenn McCullough, Jr. "We look forward to ABB's successful growth in Senatobia."
Alan Callicott, Mayor of the City of Senatobia stated, "We welcome ABB as our newest industrial partner in the Senatobia Industrial Park. This high-tech manufacturer is not only providing new employment opportunities for local families, but is yet another example of the world-class expertise the rest of our industrial sector exhibits every day. We celebrate ABB and will continue to recruit similar highly-regarded companies to make Senatobia their location of choice."
ABB, with worldwide headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, has tripled their workforce in North America over the last half- decade, as their acquisitions included the $3.9 billion purchase of Memphis-based Thomas & Betts in 2012.
"The Tate County Board of Supervisors welcomes ABB to our county," said Mike Campbell, Board President. "We congratulate our partners in this success, including the state, the city and the EDF, as well as regional partners who contributed to this effort. We love ABB's plans for hiring our citizens, as well as their growth potential."
Buford Givens, President of the Board of Directors of the EDF stated, "We are extremely excited to welcome ABB. The staff of the EDF has worked hard on this, in partnership with the City of Senatobia, Tate County, MDA and Entergy Mississippi. We are thrilled that a company of this caliber has chosen our community as their home, and we look forward to a long and prosperous association."
ABOUT ABB:ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 20,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities. For more information, visit www.abb.com.
ABOUT TATE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION:The Tate County Economic Development Foundation (EDF) is committed to improving the lives of all our citizens, through comprehensive economic and community development, and enhancements to quality of life. As the Chamber of Commerce for Tate County, Senatobia and Coldwater, we relentlessly work on the attraction of new industries and other businesses,the retention and expansion of existing ones, and leading countywide initiatives such as downtown revitalization, tourism, government relations and workforce development. For more information, visit the EDF's website at www.tatecountyms.com.