Watch how the The Enterprise region is using the WorkKeys certification to train and hire students and residents.
Coming to Eupora Industrial Park in 2020: Water and Sewer Extensions
& Interior Access Road
2020 is shaping up as a big year for property development along the US Hwy 82 corridor. The western 60 acres of the Eupora Industrial Park will have water and sewer lines extended into the property. The City of Eupora is installing a new well and main water line to increase capacity. The water line being extended into the Industrial Park will be a direct serve off the new water main. An industrial access road will be installed into the site. This new road will allow for direct access from US Hwy. 82. Natchez Trace Electric Power Association serves the Eupora Industrial Park and has a substation located east of the park with a large load capacity available. The Eupora Industrial Park is an AT&T Certified Fiber Ready Industrial Park. Atmos Energy currently serves the park with natural gas.
Over $1 million dollars in federal, state and local funds have been secured to make these improvements to the Industrial Park. The Enterprise will continue to seek funding in 2020 to complete the site work needed to market the property as "shovel ready." Special thanks to the City of Eupora Board of Alderman for their support in seeking grants and funding along with State Representative Joey Hood for helping to secure state funding. The Appalachian Regional Commission is providing funding for the water and sewer line extensions.
Brown and 4-County Energy-Right Presentation
Brown Wood Preserving in Mathiston received a check for $118,000 from 4-County and TVA in electrification incentives. Brown recently completed a project that added a new kiln. The kiln, which can dry nearly 1000 poles at a time, will add about 1.8 million kilowatt hours annually in use.
4-County CEO Brian Clark (right) and Key Accounts Manager Brent Lochala (left) met with Brown owner David Stanley (center) to discuss the project and to present the incentive check.
First Welding Class Completed in Webster County
Holmes Community College held the first gas metal arc welding class at the Webster Career & Technology Center (WCTC) in October. This class was made possible through the ARC EMPOWER grant. The grant purchased new welding equipment for high school students to train on during the day and adults in the evenings. Mr. Paul Orr instructed the class who also teaches the Ag Power Machinery classes at WCTC.
At the Choctaw County Career and Technical Center, industry has been training their employees at night on hydraulics. The hydraulic/PLC trainers were identified as training equipment needed by industry and purchased through the ARC EMPOWER grant . Industry specific training classes and classes open to the general public are already planned for 2020 in Choctaw and Webster counties! If you would like to be notified about these classes please email Katie@TheEnterpriseMS.com or call 662-546-0075.
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Mississippi Lignite Mining Company
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