- Steel fabrication company will invest $2.8 million, create 32 jobs
- New company leadership has more than 60 years of industry experience
- Selmer plant expected to begin operations in May 2019
SELMER, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Quality Iron & Steel, LLC officials announced today that the steel fabrication company will establish operations in Selmer.
Quality Iron & Steel will invest $2.8 million and create 32 jobs in McNairy County.
A new business led by co-owners Craig Salabor and Sunny Hughes, alongside plant manager David Hughes, Quality Iron & Steel will locate its operations in a 54,000-square-foot facility at 335 Tennessee Ave. The company anticipates operations will begin in May 2019.
Quality Iron & Steel will fabricate structural steel for commercial and industrial use, producing beams, columns, stairs, bridges and railings.
Since 2015, TNECD has supported five economic development projects in McNairy County. These projects represent approximately 450 job commitments and $13.6 million in private capital investment.
“One of my top priorities is to attract good jobs and industry to rural Tennessee. Quality Iron & Steel’s investment will expand the job opportunities for Selmer residents, and I look forward to the many ways this new operation will spark economic activity in Southwest Tennessee.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“I’d like to thank Quality Iron & Steel for its commitment to Selmer. Tennessee’s Tier-4 communities like McNairy County have our utmost attention when it comes to supporting new jobs, and we’ve been able to recruit approximately 2,000 job commitments and $250 million worth of investment to Tier-4 counties since 2018.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“I am truly proud to announce that Selmer, Tennessee is the new home of Quality Iron & Steel’s fabrication facility. With an available facility that was built with steel fabrication as its primary function, a ready workforce and especially having the citizens and local governing officials behind me, I can say with conviction that Selmer, Tennessee is the right community for Quality Iron & Steel.” – Craig Salabor, co-owner, Quality Iron & Steel
“I am very pleased to see these jobs coming to McNairy County, which is a great location for new and expanding businesses. I congratulate Mayor Smith, Gov. Lee, Commissioner Rolfe and all who helped secure these jobs. I look forward to continuing to partner with them in our efforts to bring new and better paying jobs to Tennesseans.” – Sen. Dolores Gresham (R – Somerville)
“This announcement by Quality Iron & Steel is incredible news for our residents. I want to thank Governor Lee, TNECD and Quality Iron & Steel for their investment in Selmer and McNairy County. Congratulations to our local leaders for all of their hard work securing these high-quality jobs. It was an honor to support their efforts.” – Rep. Ron Gant (R – Rossville)
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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