JACKSON—Officials from Foamcraft, Inc., manufacturer of polyurethane foam products, announce the company is expanding operations in Tupelo, Miss., to accommodate an increase in consumer demand. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.34 million and will create 40 jobs.
For the expansion, Foamcraft will expand into the 115,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Fibre Craft. Foamcraft will also continue to operate from its current 75,000-square-foot location, which is located across from the Fibre Craft facility.
“Foamcraft’s decision to expand its manufacturing presence is great news for Tupelo, Lee County and the north Mississippi region. The creation of these new jobs will benefit the local economy and improve the quality of life for the area’s residents well into the future,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I thank the Foamcraft team for once again placing its confidence in our business climate and workforce, and I wish the company many more years of success in Tupelo.”
“We are excited to expand our operations here in Tupelo. As our many of our customers have expanded in recent months, so must we,” said Foamcraft President Jim Hensley. “This project will allow us to meet those increased production demands and continue our growth plan put into motion in 2011.”
Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project to modify the company’s existing dock facilities.
“Foamcraft is a great business partner to the state of Mississippi, and this expansion will position the company for many more years of prosperity in Tupelo,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute the talented team at the Community Development Foundation for working with MDA to support this company growth, creating new job opportunities for the people of Northeast Mississippi.”
A leader in the fabrication of polyurethane foam products, Foamcraft, Inc. has provided high-quality products to its customers since 1985. For more information, visit www.foamcraftinc.com.