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Kitchen equipment maker expands in Mississippi, hiring 12

October 9, 2018

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — A commercial kitchen equipment maker is expanding in eastern Mississippi, investing $600,000 with plans to hire 12 workers over the next year.

Nokomis is a unit of Advance Tabco of Edgewood, New York. It announced plans Tuesday for its De Kalb factory.

The company currently employs 32 there, and is spending $325,000 to buy a building from Kemper County. The company plans to handle overflow orders there, while maintaining its current De Kalb factory. Nokomis makes stainless steel sinks, tables, serving counters and other equipment.

Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says the state is providing the company $11,000 for renovations. She says local governments are likely to consider property tax abatements, but no figures are available on their projected worth.

The company isn’t saying how much it pays workers.

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