Mississippi News

Owl’s Head Alloys locating aluminum processing operations to West Point

Aluminum processing company Owl’s Head Alloys is locating operations in Clay County. The project is a $29.245 million investment and will create 68 new jobs.

“This is a great win for Clay County and Mississippi,” said Gov. Tate Reeves. “As a supplier for local manufacturers, including Aluminum Dynamics, Owl’s Head Alloys is a perfect example of how each new economic development project can attract more businesses and jobs to our state. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this project will have on Clay County and Mississippi.”

Headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Owl’s Head Alloys is a secondary aluminum processor that melts down and recycles aluminum products and by-products to be reused in manufacturing processes. The company will supply recycled aluminum to Aluminum Dynamics.

“On behalf of the Owl’s Head Alloys team, I would like to thank Governor Reeves, MDA Executive Director Bill Cork and the entire Golden Triangle Development team for the professionalism and urgency that has been provided at every step in the process of locating the new OHA facility in West Point, Mississippi,” said OHA President Michael J. Boyle. “The “pro-business” approach extended to OHA is a model for the country. We have been greeted with open arms and enthusiasm at every step since day one.”

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements. The City of West Point and Clay County are providing local tax abatement assistance.

“Owl’s Head Alloys’ decision to do business in Mississippi is generating nearly 70 new jobs and an impressive investment of more than $29 million that will service local industry and provide sustainable materials in multiple industrial markets,” said Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Bill Cork. “This is precisely the kind of development that can offer economic stability and future investment opportunities for years to come. MDA is excited to welcome this new venture to Mississippi, and we look forward to the many benefits it will bring to Clay County’s thriving economy.”

Construction is slated to begin by May, with completion expected within 18 months. Owl’s Head Alloys plans to fill the 68 jobs over the next three years.