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Firm Announces $8 Million Expansion Of Production Facility
September 3, 2019

Howell Metal, a subsidiary of Mueller Industries, Inc. and an established manufacturer of copper tubing and line sets for residential and commercial construction markets, has announced the firm will invest $8 million to expand production at its operation in New Market, Virginia.

Headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee and with over a century of experience, Mueller Industries has built a global reputation for providing high-quality products. The companies that comprise Mueller Industries are involved in a wide array of different markets and industries, with a prominent competency in piping systems, climate products, and industrial metals and components.

“Howell Metal has been proud to be an important enterprise and supporter of Shenandoah County for over five decades,” said Mueller Streamline Co. President Devin Malone. “Our manufacturing expansion, training initiatives, and other investments in New Market are the latest examples in our ongoing industriousness to work with the town, county, and state authorities to provide jobs, growth, and new opportunities to the region and its people. We are proud to be able to work with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Shenandoah County, and the Port of Virginia in bringing these new manufacturing capabilities and jobs to the area.”

According to a statement released by Governor Ralph S. Northam’s office, the Governor noted that “Howell Metal’s 50-year tenure is a tremendous success story for Shenandoah County, and with this expansion and the addition of more than 100 high-quality jobs, I am confident the company will continue to be a major asset to the local economy. The Shenandoah Valley offers unique market access and a strong manufacturing workforce, with 14 top-tier colleges and universities ensuring a reliable pipeline of skilled talent. We are honored that Howell Metal is reinvesting in the Commonwealth and look forward to its next phase of growth in the region.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Shenandoah County and the Port of Virginia to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $400,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Shenandoah County with the project. Howell Metal will be eligible to receive Sales and Use Tax exemptions on manufacturing equipment, as well as benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program.

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