Jackson Die to create 58 more jobs
December 18, 2011 by James
It was recently announced that Jackson Die Casting will be expanding in 2012 and, as a result, will create 58 more jobs. The company, which produces metal casings for various industries, will be investing $4.5 million in the expansion of the Jackson plant.
The company currently has 112 employees, 62 of whom are full-time. They have been in the Jackson area since 2009. Governor Bill Haskim believes that “this expansion by Jackson Die Casting is progress towards our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
This announcement could not come at a better time. Community and business leaders in Jackson, through the Chamber of Commerce are currently dedicated to the “Forward Jackson” campaign which is a 5-year initiative to invest $3.8 million to, among other things, create 3,000 more jobs and to communicate with the community at large. As part of their vow to communicate with the community, Jackson brochure printers and the Chamber have created a booklet which describes the campaign in detail.
The “Forward Jackson” initiative also addresses issues and education, health and wellness and public safety. The Chamber is working with officials and various task forces to examine current programs and find ways to improve them. In order for cities to remain viable places to live, there must be an ongoing drive to create jobs and to bring in new businesses, as well as improvements to the infrastructure and to social programs that serve the citizens.