Expansion brings 60 New Jobs to Lee County

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI)- AIA Countertops, a division of Patrick Industries, Inc., is expanding its operations into Baldwyn, Miss. in Lee County, investing $600,000 and creating 60 new jobs.

AIA’s operations will be located in an existing 110,000-square-foot building in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex. The building was previously occupied by Fairfield Distribution.

“We look forward to commencing AIA’s operations in North Mississippi and working with its skilled workforce to partner with us in expanding the geographic footprint of our countertop fabrication operations,” said Patrick Industries, Inc., COO Jeff Rodino. “We are excited about the opportunity to continue to showcase our innovative product lines to the residential, commercial, recreational vehicle and certain other industries located in the surrounding areas.”

Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance to relocate and install equipment. Lee County is providing property tax abatements effective for 10 years. Tennessee Valley Authority is also assisting with the project.

AIA is slated to begin operations in Lee County in September 2016.

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