Delaware’s manufacturing industry is growing, most recently in Sussex County.
Miller Metal Fabrication chose to build its new 60,000 square foot facility on eight and a half acres adjacent to Bridgeville Newton Business Park, where the company currently has a facility.
Once the new facility is built, the 26-year-old full-service metal maker will consolidate six positions at its Greensboro, Md., Shop, and plans to add 19 new positions within three years of its completion, while while retaining the current 92 jobs. in Delaware.
Miller Metal receives grants from Delaware Strategic Fund speak State Council on Development Finance for the project, including an employment performance grant of over $ 57,000 and a capital grant of nearly $ 208,000. The company itself is investing nearly $ 7 million in the new facility, including acquisition, construction and development costs.
“We are confident that this new world-class production facility will be an integral part of our long-term growth strategy,” said Martin W. Miller, founder and owner of Miller Metal, in a statement. “We are extremely grateful for the support of the State of Delaware in this effort.”
In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, Miller Metal offers on-site and remote technical training to its production employees, according to the company. Miller Metals specializes in laser cutting, machining, forming, design engineering, welding and assembly services.
“Sussex County is excited about the prospect of adding more well-paying jobs, thanks to Miller Metal Fabrication’s expansion plans and the approval of these grants,” said Sussex County Council Chairman . Michel H. Vincent. “Sussex County has a strong manufacturing sector, which thrives with many small and medium-sized businesses. This funding will allow another local business to continue working hard to create products that we can proudly say are made in America – and made right here in Sussex County. “
In other recent manufacturing news, Newark Headquarters Adesis is expected to triple in size in Delaware after news of a new lab expansion in the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington.