GRANT, AL (WAFF) - New jobs are coming to Marshall County.
A company is looking to move their plastic recycling business to Grant later this month.
Officials in Grant are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new industry.
It's believed to be the first Chinese owned company to land in Marshall County.
Until it closed a few years ago, for decades nearly 100 people were employed in the former Kennametal building.
According to Mayor Larry Walker, the Kennametal company made bits for oil drilling.
Now the building is getting a new name and a new purpose—it will house the Roy Tec Environ plastic recycling company.
Mayor Walker says 30-40 employees will be hired initially to get business off the ground. Down the line, they may move their headquarters to Grant too.
With all the jobs lost several years ago, Walker says it's good the company is looking to hire locally.
The company is set to close on the building on Feb. 19 and plan start renovations immediately.
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