Need a job? Mississippi steel plant looking for workers

Published 6:20 am Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Florida steel manufacturer that’s set up shop in Mississippi needs to hire 60 people by Aug. 1.

The Hattiesburg American reports Perfect Steel has moved into the old Cooper Power Systems plant in Lumberton’s industrial park.

Perfect Steel plans to hire welders, drillers, steel erectors, IT engineers, project managers and computer numerical control operators by August at salaries ranging from $8 to $15 an hour.

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Vice President of Sales Suganth Kannan say they currently employ 30 people who are doing clean-up and renovation at the plant.

Kannan Nagarajan, vice president of operations and Suganth Kannan’s father, says they’ll be selling steel to people who oversee construction projects.

He expects to bring in equipment and machines to start operations by August.