Area Development
Ershigs, a supplier of engineered fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) is expanding in Iuka, Mississippi. The company plans to invest more than $1.6 million and create 52 jobs.

"Our location on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and the Tennessee River will give us a competitive edge in bidding on large diameter tanks," said Richard Spears, Ershigs site manager. "We are able to ship very large components anywhere in the world by water. I thank MDA and Tishomingo County for their support of this project."

The company supplies the power, mining, chemical, pulp, paper, and wastewater industries. Ershigs will complete the facility in January 2011. It has headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma.