A new multi-million dollar facility for a company that's been in East Texas for more than 60 years. Longview city leaders were on hand at the ribbon cutting and sneak peek tour of Hanson Pipe's new 60-thousand square foot, 13 million dollar building. The new facility has state-of-the-art technology that will triple the company's production of its 72-inch concrete pipes.
Richard Manning, President and CEO, says,"This provides long term security of jobs, which is very important. It's a plan that's been built with the environment in mind, as you can see all around it's completely surrounded by trees, it has state of the art technology to look after dust emissions and water emissions and so we've built this plant with the Longview community in mind."
The expansion will add ten more jobs for East Texans, bringing Hanson's employee count to about 30.