Grenada metal stamping plant adding 35 jobs

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GRENADA, Miss. (AP) -- Ice Industries Grenada says it is adding 35 jobs and investing $500,000 in an expansion.

The unit of privately-held ICE Industries of Sylvania, Ohio, says it's expanding engineering, testing and manufacturing at the north Mississippi metal stamping plant, The Clarion-Ledger reports. (http://on.thec-l.com/UhOifK)

The factory makes parts for automobiles, appliances and heating and cooling equipment.

The Mississippi Development Authority directed a federal grant to pay for upgrades to company's county-owned building. Grenada County provided assistance for infrastructure improvements, as well.

It's the company's third expansion in Grenada since January 2010. The latest growth will bring the total number of employees to 250.

The factory opened in 1961 as a stainless steel hubcap plant. It was acquired by Ice Industries in 2005.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com