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Marshall company adding 70 new employees within year

Released by General Cable:

General Cable a manufacturer of electric utility cable, and the Marshall Economic Development Corporation announce a major expansion of the facility in Harrison County, Texas. General Cable plans to increase the existing facility by over 100,000 square feet and will be adding up to 70 new employees throughout the next year. The total capital investment will be approximately $23 million.

The new addition will provide manufacturing efficiency and will significantly increase the local production capacity. Fueled by the continued growth and demand for electric utility cable, construction will begin in the third quarter of 2016 and is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2017. Local resources will be utilized whenever possible for this expansion project.

“Our team at the Marshall facility is excited about taking on the additional production capabilities required to support the continued demand for electric utility cable,” said Mark Thackeray, General Cable’s Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing & North American Operations.

MEDCO and the City of Marshall, Texas approved and awarded an incentive proposal in an amount of $460,000 based on the capital investment and number of full-time jobs to be created. “The announcement of General Cable’s expansion is great news for Marshall and Harrison County. The impact of 70 jobs will mean a great deal to the local and regional economy,” said MEDCO Chairman Rusty Howell. MEDCO’s mission includes the encouragement of local industry growth and expansion.

“Several communities across the U.S. and Mexico were in competition for the expansion and we are pleased that Marshall was able to provide a proposal that suited the needs of the company,” said Donna Maisel, Executive Director, MEDCO. Maisel added that MEDCO is the business and industry advocate for growth in Harrison County.

General Cable chose Marshall for the expansion due to favorable local economics to support the company’s strategy of establishing a leading cost position in the marketplace.

“General Cable’s Marshall team, with their skills and solid performance, will play a key role in the expansion of our electric utility business within Harrison County,” said Tim Wampler, Vice President & Manufacturing Team Leader, Electric Utility Plants.

Individuals interested in applying for a position may fill out an application at the Texas Workforce Commission in Marshall. 

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