Japanese company adds 100 jobs to Madison County operation

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Calsonic Kansei, a Japanese company that supplies heating and cooling systems for Nissan trucks, is adding 100 jobs to its Mississippi operation, the Associated Press reports.

The company announced Monday it is investing $16.3 million to move its assembly operation to a Gluckstadt warehouse owned by the Madison County Economic Development Authority. Calsonic Kansei’s total employment in the area will increase to about 600.

Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft said the state is giving Calsonic Kansei $600,000 to improve the building’s climate control and fire suppression systems. The Madison County Economic Development Authority is giving $60,000 for other building and infrastructure improvements.

Madison County is granting property tax breaks projected at $460,000 over 10 years, and on inventory projected at $256,000, AP reports. Entergy Corp. provided unspecified assistance.

Manufacturing began at the facility in May, according to Calsonic Kansei North America vice president Nancy Rice,  and the company plans to increase output over the course of the year.