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Tupelo Company Expanding, Adding Jobs

TUPELO, Miss. — Officials from Challenge Automation, designers and builders of custom and automated equipment, announced today the expansion and relocation of its operations to its new facility at 2725

Old Belden Cir., Ste. D in Tupelo. The project represents an investment of $800,000 and will add 6-10 full-time jobs over the next 10 months.
“We are excited about the future of our company as we continue to grow here in Tupelo. We have a lot to offer the existing industry here in North MS as well as the rest of the State and surrounding areas,” stated Challenge Automation Owner and General Manager Eric Nanney.

This expansion, which includes a larger manufacturing facility and new office space, will support the company’s focus on better serving the needs of its clientele.

“Today is a great day for Challenge Automation and the City of Tupelo. Their high-tech work is a prime example of the diverse manufacturing operations located within our city,” said City of Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton.
Founded in 2009, Challenge Automation serves the manufacturing industry with “design and build” capabilities. It has an assembled staff of mechanical, electrical, fluid power and software design engineers and technicians with experience in a wide range of environments such as medical, automotive, commercial and industrial products. The company handles every aspect of a project from conception, design, project planning, materials acquisition, fabrication, assembly and development and installation and startup in the customer’s facility. For more information, visit challengeautomation.com.