QUALITY IRON FABRICATORS EXPANDING OPERATIONS IN HOUSTON, MISS.

welderHOUSTON, Miss. (July 29, 2015) — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from structural and miscellaneous steel supplier Quality Iron Fabricators announce the company is expanding operations at its facility in Houston, Miss., in Chickasaw County.

 

The project represents a $4.9 million corporate investment and will create 50 jobs, bringing employment at the Houston location to 70.

For the expansion, the company will construct a 90,000-square-foot addition at its existing facility.

“I appreciate the team at Quality Iron Fabricators for placing its confidence in Mississippi’s business climate and for creating new job opportunities for the residents of Chickasaw County and the surrounding areas,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “Our state is a great place to do business, and companies of all sizes recognize the advantages of a Mississippi location. I congratulate Quality Iron Fabricators on this expansion and wish the company many more years of success in Mississippi.”

“We at Quality Iron are very excited to be expanding our operations in Houston, Miss. Through the site selection process, we have been encouraged by the warm reception that our project has received from the state and local business development partners,” said Quality Iron Fabricators President Brian Eason. “We look forward to this and future expansions in this community.”

Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for site preparation and equipment relocation.

“The Mississippi Development Authority proudly supports our existing industries, such as Quality Iron Fabricators, as they grow, creating more and better career opportunities for Mississippians throughout our state,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough. “We thank our economic development partners at Three Rivers Planning and Development District, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, the mayor of Houston and the Houston Board of Aldermen for their commitment to helping ensure Quality Iron Fabricators’ long-term growth and success in North Mississippi.”

Quality Iron Fabricators was founded in 1974 in Memphis, Tenn., as a miscellaneous fabricator serving the local market. Today, the company supplies the structural and miscellaneous steel needs of its customers locally and regionally.

Source: https://www.mississippi.org/general/quality-iron-fabricators-7-29-2015/

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Quality Iron to expand in Mississippi

2015 News Update: 

Please click the link provided below to read the article in the Daily News concerning the expansion of our Houston, MS facility!

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2015/jul/30/memphis-steel-fabricator-to-expand-in-mississippi/

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Excellence in Construction Award

This is Marketing Director, John Ferguson, receiving our award for the ABC excellence in construction award. This award is for the Wolf River pedestrian bridge at Shelby Farms in Memphis, TN.

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Quality Iron Bridges wins Excellence in Construction Award

We are proud to have received an Excellence in Construction Award for the The Wolf River Bridge. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of West Tennessee give these prestigious awards every year. We are honored to have received this recognition.

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Commercial Appeal recognizes Shelby Farms Pedestrian Bridge

Work to begin on pedestrian/cycling bridge over Wolf River

Peaceful and scenic though it may be, the Wolf River poses a major barrier to recreational opportunities in Memphis.

But not for much longer.

In its third ground-breaking in two months, the group operating Shelby Farms Park began work Wednesday on a 200-foot-long pedestrian and cycling bridge over the river that will connect trail systems in the park with the city’s planned Wolf River Greenway.

Located about a mile upstream from the Walnut Grove Road bridge, near where Shady Grove Road meets Humphreys Boulevard, the steel-truss span will form part of a link that eventually will connect the Shelby Farms Greenline, a rails-to-trails project now under construction between Shelby Farms and Midtown, with the Greenway. Completion is set for this fall.

“This bridge really is a bridge to the future for Shelby Farms Park,” said Barbara Hyde, president of the Hyde Family Foundations, which is funding many of the park improvements, and chairwoman of the committee overseeing the park’s master plan.

The bridge, costing $1.85 million, is part of $75 million of privately funded improvements either under construction or being developed at the 4,500-acre park between East Memphis and Cordova. Other projects include an innovative playground, the enlargement of Patriot Lake and the planting of 1 million trees.

Former AutoZone president Peter Formanek, a “major funder” for the bridge project, said Shelby Farms symbolizes “one area where Shelby County can really be the leader” nationally.

The bridge design features a custom wooden “liner” that provides a 12-foot-wide deck and shapes the views that walkers, cyclists and others will get as they cross the Wolf. Toward the north, or park side of the bridge, the plank siding of the deck gradually falls away to convey greater views and a sensation of crossing the river.

“The design is actually a strategic and a poetic one,” said Richard Kennedy, senior associate with field operations, the New York landscape architecture and urban design firm that prepared the Shelby Farms master plan and is designing the projects.

“It’s really about dramatizing that experience of entering into the park.”

The bridge will connect not only with paved trails but the primitive trails through the forest in the Lucius E. Burch Jr. State Natural Area.

The bridge truss is being assembled off-site. The construction will not result in a net loss of any primitive trails, said Laura Adams, deputy director of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, which operates the park under an agreement with the county.

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