UPDATE: MTD to expand Lee Co. facility

By The Associated Press

TUPELO — Lawn care equipment manufacturer MTD Products Inc. has announced a $6.25 million expansion of its operation in Lee County. Officials say the company will add 107 new jobs.

The announcement came Tuesday.

The company’s expansion into the 525,000-square-foot former Eljer Plumbingware building includes the introduction of a new mower platform and the addition of injection molding capabilities. Operations at the new facility are expected to begin this spring.

MTD chairman Ted Moll says the Cleveland, Ohio-based company will continue operations at its current Tupelo facility, as well.