Miller Metal Fabrication, a privately-owned regional metal fabrication company, will expand and consolidate its operations in Bridgeville, Delaware. The project is expected to create 19 new jobs.
The company is investing almost $7 million in its new facility, including acquisition, construction and fit-out costs. Located in the Newton Business Park, just west of Route 13 on Route 404 in Western Sussex County, Miller Metal plans to build a 60,000-square-foot industrial/office building on 8.5 acres of land adjacent to its current leased facility.
“We strongly believe this new “world class” production facility will be an integral part of our long-term growth strategy,” said Martin W. Miller, founder and owner of Miller Metal. “We are extremely appreciative to have the State of Delaware support in this effort.”
Supporting the company’s plans are grants it has been approved to receive from the Delaware Strategic Fund by the State Council on Development Finance: a Jobs Performance Grant of $57,350 and a Capital Expenditure Grant of $207,900.
Miller Metal previously received a Delaware Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund Grant of $313,000 toward the construction of a new Route 404 entrance to the Newton Business Park, which facilitates future development by other businesses there as well.
“Miller Metal Fabrication’s decision to expand their operations and build a new facility in Bridgeville is great news for Sussex County and for Delaware,” said Governor John Carney. “This expansion will create new jobs, and it reaffirms that Delaware is the ideal place for businesses to grow.”
By increasing its manufacturing capacity, Miller Metal said it will be able to capitalize on its commitment to utilizing the latest technological fabrication advances, while continuing to support the growing needs of its existing and prospective customers across multiple industries.