Anderson Technologies

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 18, 2009

Plant announces move to Batesville

By Billy Davis

A Michigan-based company is relocating its injection molding plant to Batesville, Panola Partnership announced this week.

Anderson Technologies, headquartered in Grand Haven, Michigan, is moving into the former Batesville American plant south of Batesville, said Partnership CEO Sonny Simmons.

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The company furnishes manufacturing and precision molding services for office furniture, automotive, transportation, consumer products, small electronics, agricultural, horticultural, and medical.

The company expects to be operational by February 2010 and employ “50-plus” within two years, according to a company press release.

Anderson will accept job applications through the WIN Job Center in Batesville beginning in February.

Anderson’s move to Batesville is the second good news in less than a week. GE Aviation announced plans this week to hire 350 workers at its Batesville plant, bringing its total workforce to 474 employees.  

Anderson Technologies began in 1946 in Chicago until its current owner, Glenn Anderson, moved the company to Grand Haven in 2000, according to the company’s Web site. He had purchased the company from his father, George Anderson, in 1990.

Batesville’s location gives Anderson Technologies a central location in the Southeast United States and also provides a skilled workforce, the company president said.

“We’re putting down roots here and we hope this facility will grow to create additional jobs in the future,” said Anderson.

Simmons said Anderson’s injection molding complements other local industries, including Plaspros in Batesville and United Solutions in Sardis.

Simmons said Anderson’s move to Batesville puts it closer to one of its largest clients, Haworth Chair Plant, in Bruce.

 “My understanding is that they looked all over North Mississippi before choosing Batesville,” he said.