A full-line distributor of steel and aluminum products owned by Canadian-based Russel Metals, JMS Russel Metals Corporation will expand its steel plate processing facility in Jackson, Tennessee
. The firm will invest $2.5 million in new equipment to allow additional processes to be done in-house. The expansion will result in the addition of 26 new manufacturing jobs in Madison County.
JMS will add 17,000 square feet of additional warehouse space in order to accommodate a new plasma/oxy cutting machine with bevel head, drilling, taping and milling capabilities.
“We are pleased to announce our continued investment in our Jackson operation and want to thank our customers for the loyal support in West Tennessee,” Russel Metals, Inc. Chief Operations Officer John Reid said. “As Jackson is home to JMS, it is exciting to see this location continue to expand. We appreciate the efforts made by the state of Tennessee and Jackson Chamber of Commerce whose focus on growing the existing industrial base as well as recruiting new industry to the area is very refreshing.”
"JMS Russel Metal Corporation's expansion of their existing plant in Jackson is good news and I'm confident that they will continue to see success in this highly competitive industry," Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. "This expansion validates that Jackson continues to be a strong location for existing industries and we are grateful for JMS Russel Metals’ decision to further invest in our community