By Carlie Kollath Wells/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Ayrshire Electronics has expanded operations at its Corinth facility, officials announced Tuesday.
The company earlier this summer expanded operations and added 15 jobs to support increased production, according to Tammy Craft at Mississippi Development Authority.
MDA provided $22,000 to rehabilitate an existing HVAC unit at the facility. The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors and The Alliance each contributed an additional $4,600 toward the project.
The expansion is Ayrshire’s second in four years in Mississippi. Ayrshire employs about 200 workers.
In October 2008, Ayrshire acquired the former ACT Electronics in Corinth after ACT announced its plans to close the facility and eliminate 200 jobs. With the help of MDA and local officials, Ayrshire acquired the assets of ACT Electronics’ Corinth operations and retained all of ACT’s full-time employees.
“We appreciate the support of the state of Mississippi, Alcorn County Board of Supervisors, city of Corinth and The Alliance,” said Ed Carter, vice president of Ayrshire Electronics of Mississippi, in a statement. “As we continue our efforts to grow the Ayrshire’s Corinth location, we know we have the support of all of these groups. Mississippi is a great place for business.”
In an email, Gary Chandler, president of The Alliance, said, “This most recent expansion at Ayrshire Electronics adds to a growing list of Alcorn County manufacturers that have expanded in the last few months. We’ve been blessed in Corinth and Alcorn County in what remains to be a precarious economic climate.”
Louisville, Ky.,-based Ayrshire Electronics is an electronic manufacturing services company. In addition to Mississippi, Ayrshire has facilities in Kentucky, Minnesota, Arkansas and Taiwan. The Corinth facility has 350,000 square feet of high-complexity printed circuit board, box build, system integration, test and distribution capabilities, according to ayrshireusa.com.