A longtime Corinth manufacturer is purchasing a dormant building and will invest millions in an expansion project.

The Mississippi Development Authority announced Wednesday that Tull Brothers will invest $2.164 million and create 15 jobs expanding their glass and overhead door operations in Corinth.

The company will purchase the former Alcorn County incubator building on Proper Street and complete the project by the end of 2022. The more than 65,000-square-feet building will allow for expansion as they grow their sustainable building opening solutions business.

“Manufacturing and Mississippi go hand-in-hand, and that’s what makes us one of the top states in the nation for manufacturers like Tull Brothers,” said Gov. Tate Reeves. “When companies expand in Mississippi, they demonstrate to companies around the country that we have the ingredients, including an exceptional workforce, that enable companies to thrive in our great state.”

MDA is providing assistance for building improvements. Alcorn County and the Tennessee Valley Authority are assisting with the project, as well.

“Alcorn County is a proud partner of business and industry, and we are especially proud when a home-grown industry expands its operations,” said Alcorn County Supervisor Lowell Hinton. “Tull Brothers is a first-class industry, and we are thankful for their continued investment in our community.”

Founded in 1962 in Corinth by Sam and Ray Tull, the company has other locations in Jackson, Meridian and Tupelo, as well as locations in Tennessee. The company employees 86 workers in Mississippi.

“Tull Brothers, Inc., has been providing quality products and services to the construction industry since 1962,” said Fred Tull, president of Tull Brothers. “Sam and Ray Tull believed in North Mississippi almost 60 years ago, and now we are excited to bring our latest expansion back home to Corinth and Alcorn County.”

According to Tull, the project would not have been possible without the help of MDA, TVA, ACE Power, Alcorn County and The Alliance.

“This is a special economic development win for Corinth and Alcorn County,” said The Alliance President Clayton Stanley. “Tull Brothers is displaying their great corporate citizenship by further investing in our community and our workforce. The Alliance is thankful to have great partners who worked together to make this project a successful one, and we look forward to watching them continue to succeed.”

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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