Graves County Economic Development announced Friday that Mayfield Consumer Products (MCP) recently broke ground on a major expansion at their facility in the Hickory Industrial Park.
According to a press release, the 100,000-square-foot addition to their current building was driven by the strength of their existing customer relationships and the company’s ability to expand those relationships, even during tough economic times.
Michael Staten, Kentucky site leader and vice president of manufacturing, said he was excited about MCP’s future.
“It hasn’t gone unnoticed that our core group of dedicated employees have performed exceptionally for our great customers during these challenging times,” he said. ”There are numerous employment opportunities immediately available and our expansion will provide even more for our customers, community, and employees.”
According to General Contractor Roger Dillingham, Artisan Contractors of Kentucky, LLC is partnering with Graves County Economic Development, the Industrial Authority and Mayfield and Graves County, and MCP, LLC for this expansion project.
“We want to thank Graves County Economic Development (and the) Industrial Authority for their vision for our community and their continued work in bringing new businesses into Graves County, as well as helping existing businesses to grow and expand,” Dillingham said. “We also want to thank the Propes family for their commitment to Graves County by not only bringing permanent jobs to their manufacturing facility, but also creating numerous construction jobs as well.
“We look forward to working with GCED, IA, and MCP on this and future expansions,” he added.
Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane noted Mayfield Consumer Products’ commitment to the local area.
“It has been remarkable working with MCP over the past several years. Despite their extraordinary growth, they have not forgotten their hometown,” Drane said. “This investment is just another sign of their commitment to the community and we appreciate their decision to continue their growth here.”
In the past two years, MCP and the Propes family have expanded their footprint in the Mayfield and Graves County community by purchasing the Hickory Pointe building for glass decorating, purchasing the previous Wagner’s warehouse for additional distribution, and their new pulp manufacturing facility located at the corner of U.S. 45 and Key Bottom Road.
The company said it considers the expansion of Hickory Pointe the next logical step in their long-term strategy.
For anyone interested in joining Mayfield Consumer Products, LLC, go online to www.mayfieldemployment.com or call 270-251-2888. Application forms can be submitted in person from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at 112 Industrial Dr., in Mayfield or at a Mobile Employment Recruiting van in the community.