Corinth, Alcorn County say thanks to manufacturers

county_alcorn_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – The plant manager of the business featured at Friday’s Existing Industry Appreciation Luncheon wants the community to know about the work his company has been quietly doing in Corinth for more than 20 years.

From familiar hotels and motels like Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn, to the Texas Stadium home of the Dallas Cowboys, luxury yachts and the private residence of Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, materials produced at the Timber Products Corinth plant are to be found all around the country, said plant manager David Mitchell.

The company’s primary business is manufacturing hardwood plywood and wood panel products with decorative overlay, used mostly in kitchen cabinets and also in office furniture, Mitchell said.

Founded in 1918, the company opened its Corinth facility in 1993, and has remained a family owned business since its beginning. The Corinth plant operates one shift of four 10-hour days and produces 4,000 to 6,000 panels per shift, Mitchell said.

The luncheon, sponsored by the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors, the city of Corinth, The Alliance and ACE Power Association, brings together dozens of industry, business, government and community leaders to show gratitude for investment in the community.

Alliance CEO Jimmy Caldwell presented recipients of a new feature this year, Industry of the Year Awards. Plants received the awards in three size categories:

• Small – 1-25 employees – Kingsford Manufacturing

• Medium – 26-100 employees – Timber Products

• Large – 100 employees and more – Caterpillar Remanufacturing

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