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New Yorker Blower-Kiln Drying Systems & Components Plan Philadelphia, Mississippi, Manufacturing Plant

The New Yorker Blower Company and Kiln Drying Systems & Components will open a facility in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The $8.14 million project is expected to create 60 jobs.

The new joint venture will be known as New York Blower/KDS with operations located in the former Richardson Molding facility. The companies are presently renovating the interior and exterior and installing equipment.

“We look forward to our expansion into Mississippi and the opportunity to create quality jobs in Philadelphia. We are appreciative of the state of Mississippi and Neshoba County for their partnership in making this possible,” Tim O’Hare, President and CEO, New York Blower said.

The New York Blower/KDS has been certified for the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, which is designated for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands. The city of Philadelphia, Neshoba County and Tennessee Valley Authority also are providing assistance with the project.

In addition the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for building improvements. “When established companies like New York Blower and KDS choose to locate in Mississippi, it demonstrates their confidence in our transportation systems, workforce and our quality of life. MDA is glad to support this project as it will help create a more vibrant community through its significant investment and creation of dozens of new jobs,” added MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp.

The two companies manufacture batch and continuous lumber drying kilns, wood waste heat plants and industrial air movement products.

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