An Elizabethtown plant on Black Branch Road is expected to add about 250 jobs in 2019 and 2020 as they expand their operation.
As a Tier 1 supplier to top automotive manufacturers and supplier excellence award recipient, Metalsa has been recognized by its customers for excellence in quality and overall operations. It is this excellence that has led to further development for the Elizabethtown plant as the business grows, according to a company release.
Over the past year, Metalsa Elizabethtown has begun executing expansion projects that include new operation locations and office spaces, one of which will be an addition to the current location at 750 North Black Branch Road that will require a brief traffic pattern reroute.
Crews already have begun preparation for construction, which involves a 2,000-foot stretch of North Black Branch Road in front of the Metalsa facility.
Work includes moving utility lines and installing a pedestrian tunnel under the road that will connect a new parking lot to the existing building. Traffic will be minimally rerouted to a new roadway running alongside the construction area starting on approximately October 23.
The duration of the road work currently is estimated at two months with an approximate end date of January 1, after which traffic flow through the area will be returned to its former state with no major impacts. If drivers wish to avoid the construction area, Altec Drive and Pritchard Parkway are alternate routes that will remain unimpeded through the process.
Additionally, the location at 101 Magnet Drive in Elizabethtown now includes office space for regional headquarters and expanded production space.
With these developments come increased operational capacity, which will create the new jobs for the local community, all of which will be posted on the career section of Metalsa.com.
Over the past seven years, Metalsa has transformed the Elizabethtown location into a sustainable business that provides jobs to nearly 2,000 individuals across the region, making it a centerpiece of the local community and economy, according to the release.