Corinth electronics maker adds new production line, 75 jobs

maxresdefaultCORINTH, Miss. (AP) – A contract electronics manufacturer plans to invest $500,000 in its Corinth plant, adding 75 jobs over three years.

KeyTronicEMS, based in Spokane, Washington, announced Tuesday that it would add a new production line.

CEO Craig Gates says the company will add millions of dollars in production equipment. Gates said KeyTronicEMS is investing in the plant’s long-term future. The company, with 230 current employees, has already started expanding.

KeyTronicEMS assembles circuit boards and products on a contract basis.

Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says the agency will give KeyTronic EMS $350,000 to improve the company’s county-owned building. Of that amount, Craft says, Alcorn County will provide $35,000.

Craft says KeyTronicEMS will also get local property tax breaks. Craft didn’t know the amount.

Craft says projected wage levels aren’t immediately available.

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