The New Yorker Blower Company and Kiln Drying Systems & Components will be investing $8.14 million in Philadelphia, Mississippi to open a new facility and create 60 jobs.
The two companies manufacture batch and continuous lumber drying kilns, wood waste heat plants and industrial air movement products. New York Blower and KDS selected Mississippi as the location of its new Southeast operations due to the numerous sawmills that have announced new locations or expansions in Mississippi recently. The new joint venture will be known as New York Blower/KDS.
The operations will be located in the former Richardson Molding facility in Philadelphia. The companies are presently renovating the facility’s interior and exterior and installing equipment.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements. The New York Blower/KDS also has been certified for the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, which is designated for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands. The city of Philadelphia, Neshoba County and Tennessee Valley Authority also are providing assistance with the project.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves stated, “New York Blower and KDS’ new facility in Neshoba County will bring not only good-paying jobs but also new opportunities to the area’s residents and local community. We welcome them to Mississippi and look forward to the bright economic future of these companies and our state.”
The President and CEO of New York Blower, Tim O’Hare said, “We look forward to our expansion into Mississippi and the opportunity to create quality jobs in Philadelphia. We are appreciative of the state of Mississippi and Neshoba County for their partnership in making this possible.”
About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at mississippi.org.