Aberdeen Alderman Approve Proposal to Bring New Employer to Town

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) –One hundred and fifty jobs could soon be on the way to the city of Aberdeen.

On Tuesday, the Board of Alderman approved moving forward to bring in a possible manufacturing company.

The city is looking into a two year contract with steel manufacturer Bradbury Logistics and Services LLC.

The new industry would be located off of Highway 25 in the same building that Holley Performance Products is in.

This is a collaborative effort between the city and county to bring in this project.

With the city’s end of the deal approved, Mayor Maurice Howard said he plans to meet with county leaders within the next week to get their approval and finalize this deal.

“You’re looking at the third quarter of 2018 for the first 50 to be working, that’s sometime between September and October,” said Mayor Howard. “Then you’re looking for the second 50 to come in the second quarter of 2019, so you’re looking around spring, possibly the summer of 2019 having 100 people working. Then by the end of 2019, to the beginning of 2020 we’re looking at having the other 50. So it’s going to be a phase of 50 employees at a time in a period of around two and a half years.”

If the county approves, Howard said the new company could move into the city by June.

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