WINONA, Miss.– Montgomery County’s economy will receive further investment from one of its anchor industries, Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill announced today. The DRA will invest $102,215 in the expansion, reparation, and renovation of manufacturing facilities for the Screw Conveyor Corporation located in Winona.
Screw Conveyor Corporation has been operating in the area for 60 years and employs 48 residents of Montgomery County. With the recent acquisition of new contracts, the facility is in need of expansion and reparation of current facilities. Phase I of these renovations will update the roofing, lighting, and restroom facilities of the manufacturing plant to accommodate recently-acquired new business for the plant. This new business will also allow Screw Conveyor Corporation to hire 20 new workers from the surrounding communities.
“Supporting our local industry not only provides jobs for our residents but also strengthens the local economy,” Chairman Chris Masingill said. “Investments like this are important to maintaining strong industry for our rural communities and our regional economy.”
“Economic development includes fostering the right environment for existing companies to thrive and expand. That’s what this investment will mean for Montgomery County. I’m pleased the Delta Regional Authority is making these resources available for expanding manufacturing in this region,” U.S. Senator Thad Cochran said.
“I applaud Delta Regional Authority’s decision to invest in Montgomery County,” U.S. Senator Roger Wicker said. “The manufacturing industry is critical to Mississippi’s future. Investments like these are important because they help bring jobs to our rural communities while strengthening our state’s diversified economy.”
The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership that is congressionally mandated to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives in the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta. In the past ten project cycles, the Authority created or retained nearly 17,000 jobs, leveraged $2.5 billion in other public and private investment.