Edelbrock, LLC, manufacturer of high-performance aftermarket engine components, is locating headquarters and manufacturing operations in Olive Branch. The project is a $14.4 million corporate investment and will create 200 jobs, while retaining 90 employees already there.
“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,” said Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves. “Thank you to the great folks at Edelbrock for entrusting Mississippi with producing the quality automotive parts for which they are known.”
Edelbrock’s core products include automotive performance upgrades such as superchargers, intake manifolds, carburetors, electronic fuel injection systems, cylinder heads, crate engines, valve train components and more. The company, a subsidiary of Edelbrock Holdings, Inc., recently merged with COMP Performance Group, which operated several facilities in Olive Branch and the Greater Memphis area.
“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,” said Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director John Rounsaville. “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.”
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.
Outgoing Mayor Scott Phillips said Tuesday night he was happy that Edelbrock chose to headquarter in his city.
We’re certainly glad to welcome the Edelbrock family here to the city of Olive Branch,” Phillips said. “I’m a fan of their products, I’m a big user of their products with my older vehicles. We were fortunate to have COMP Cams and a couple different operations here in Olive Branch so this was a perfect merger for the Edelbrock Company to come down here and move their headquarters.”
MDA is providing assistance for building improvements. The city of Olive Branch, DeSoto County and the Tennessee Valley Authority also are assisting with the project.
Edelbrock plans to fill the 200 new jobs within three years.
“Edelbrock and our family of brands are iconic innovators in the performance automotive aftermarket, and we are excited to call north Mississippi home for the next chapter of our company’s 83-year history,” said Edelbrock Group President and CEO Tim Jones. “Olive Branch and DeSoto County offer everything that we value in a location, and we are excited to become an active and valued member of the local community.”
DeSoto County News Service