Hundreds of new jobs are coming to North Mississippi.
A manufacturer of high-performance aftermarket engine components, Edelbrock, LLC, will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from California to Olive Branch in a move that will create 200 jobs. The project, a $14.4 million corporate investment, comes following a merger with COMP Performance Group which operated several facilities in Olive Branch and the Greater Memphis area.
“The state of Mississippi is proud to welcome Edelbrock to DeSoto County – our state’s manufacturing workforce is second-to-none, and I know they will be very successful here. Thank you to the great folks at Edelbrock for entrusting Mississippi with producing the quality automotive parts for which they are known.” Governor Tate Reeves said.
According to the Mississippi Development Authority, the newly formed “Edelbrock Group” will locate its headquarters in the Olive Branch facility, where it will create and transition 80 headquarters positions and 120 manufacturing and support positions. The company also will maintain warehousing and distribution operations at the Olive Branch location, retaining 90 existing jobs.
“Mississippi is a strong manufacturing state with a prominent presence in the automotive industry, and Edelbrock’s decision to relocate its corporate headquarters from southern California and create new jobs in northwest Mississippi highlights our great state as a top destination for companies in the automotive sector. Along with the great popularity of the automotive performance industry in the Mid-South, Mississippi’s fantastic business climate, highly skilled workforce and strategic logistical competitiveness make our state the perfect home for Edelbrock, perhaps the most legendary name in the world of automotive performance. MDA is grateful for the teams at the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, the city of Olive Branch, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors and the Tennessee Valley Authority, which were instrumental bringing this exciting project full-circle.” MDA Executive Director John Rounsaville said.
Edelbrock plans to fill the 200 new jobs within three years.