JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) – Weir Group says it’s increasing its investment in Newton, expanding production and adding 150 additional highly-skilled jobs. According to a news release from the governor’s office, the mining equipment manufacturer is putting an additional $15 million into the Newton operation.

When the investment plan is complete, the company says employment will increase to more than 400 workers, a 60 percent increase from 2016.

“Mississippi is a strong manufacturing state, and prominent companies like the Weir Group and its ESCO division in Newton know our workforce is one of the best in the world. Workers strive every day to produce world-class products like Weir’s quality mining equipment for its global consumers. The products manufactured at the Newton facility demonstrate ‘Made in Mississippi’

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