Photo by Sue WatsonThe Marshall County Workforce Training Center is in the dry. Work on the interior of the building is underway and the job is expected to be finished by September 22 and ready to open in the fall. Pictured in front of the building is Justin Hall, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.
Sites readied for new jobs
There are three active construction sites being prepared for occupancy in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park.
Two of the sites are on the north side of Highway 72 at the Amazon and Cooper Tires locations.
The dirt work for Corelle’s new manufacturing and distribution building is taking place. The dust was flying when Justin Hall visited the area recently. It is located on the opposite side of the road from Amazon and Cooper Tires and Spec Building #8 is under construction by Pannatoni. The tenant for that spec building has not been announced.
Cooper Tires is up and running, according to Hall, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.
H&M Construction is also building a spec building in the park.
And the Marshall County Workforce Training Center is nearing completion with a target soft opening date set for September 22.
Hall is excited about the economic development taking place in Marshall County. Prospective workers need to be preparing now to get a good job at one of these warehousing and distribution or industrial manufacturing facilities.
“The time is now if you want a job,” Hall reported to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. “We’ve got some good jobs now. It is an exciting time. Prospective employees should go to the WIN Job Center behind the Byhalia Town Hall to receive assistance in resumé writing and to take CRC testing for easy interviews and job placement.”
Amazon will roll out some jobs in April and May, he said.
All interviews will take place on site at the new facility.
Hall told supervisors that there are 2.9 million square feet of buildings under construction at the present time at the Chickasaw Trail.
The number of spec buildings going up is a good indicator of strong economic development activity in the park, he said.