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Manufacturing company expanding in Memphis

Vanport, Pa.-based KMA Manufacturing is seeking a local tax incentive to help the steel fabrication and manufacturing company add 25 new jobs and invest $1.8 million in personal property in Memphis.

The company is seeking a four-year tax freeze for the project, which it says will create $432,026 in new tax revenue for Memphis and Shelby County. The company plans on using the capital investment and new employees to expand its Memphis operation to a new facility at 1207 Riverside Blvd.

KMA currently operates a 28,000-square-foot facility at 2270 Channel Ave. and hopes to increase its Memphis employment from 9 to at least 34 with an average annual wage of $39,374.

KMA’s proposal goes before local economic development officials Wednesday for a vote.

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