Renin Corp. is expanding in Tupelo to help facilitate the company’s growth strategy with major U.S. retailers, distributors and fabricators, the Mississippi Development Authority announced this morning. The $1 million corporate investment will create 50 jobs within two years at the door maker’s operations in the All-America City, the company said
“Renin’s decision to expand in Tupelo speaks to the teamwork and dedication of economic developers at the state and local levels who work together to bring new jobs to Mississippians,” Gov. Phil Bryant said in a news release about the expansion.
Renin, a manufacturer of interior barn doors, closet doors and hardware, will retain the 53 jobs currently in place in Tupelo in addition to the 50 new jobs being created.
“Renin has a long history with the city of Tupelo, and we are excited to expand our business and reinvest in a community that has supported us over the years,” said Renin Chairman and CEO Shawn Pearson. “This would not have been possible without the dedicated work and commitment of our employees and the Mississippi Development Authority.”
The MDA is providing a $50,000 grant for Renin to relocate equipment to Tupelo.
“Lee County has achieved significant economic growth in recent years. As an international innovative manufacturer, Renin Corp.’s expansion continues that momentum, evidence of Lee County’s leadership investment in community development which paves the way for additional career opportunities for the people of the Lee county region,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute our partners at the Community Development Foundation for their teamwork with Renin Corporation and MDA to bring this win to Lee County.”