New industry, jobs headed to West Point

Josh Presley

A Columbus industry has its eye on a move to West Point, and has been in the final stages of securing a building on Industrial Access Road. The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a resolution that would grant Plum Creek, an metal trash bin manufacturer, an ad valorem tax exemption for 10 years at its meeting Thursday.
Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said Plum Creek had been located in a facility owned by Cash and Carry in Columbus, and had no more room to expand.
“It’s a small company that’s been working in Columbus for a few years now,” Higgins said. “Their business was growing, and we’ve been working with them for about a year on finding a new building.”
He said the company settled on the former Long Branch building, near Royal Trucking on Industrial Access Road.
Higgins said more than 50 new jobs would be created by the move to Clay County.