Commission approves abatementPublished 11:51pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012
During the initial phase, Vardaman said the company will hire 25 people. After the initial opening, he said up to 10 lines and 90 people will be added.
“It’s a nice little operation and they intend to pay very competitive wages and benefits,” he said. “They are going to spend about $3 million to acquire the land and build it and put another $4 million in machinery and equipment.”
Bringing in the new business is also beneficial, Vardaman said, because it will put an empty building to use and open jobs for many who worked at Louisiana Pacific that have not been able to find work.
“It’s a nice project because it is taking a building we’ve had vacant for about three years and putting it to use,” he said.
Following the approval of the abatements, Ballard expressed his gratitude to Vardaman’s office and the board for reaching out to bring jobs to Dallas County.
“We appreciate what you do,” he said. Your job has not been easy, especially since the recession. But, we have done a lot. I think we rank near the top of the state in adding new jobs at existing industry.”