Thursday, 14 March 2013
Local Officials gather at the site of the former Whitley Plant last Thursday to officially welcome the new company, Franklin Tubular Products Inc.
The new company, owned by Tricorn Group which is based in the United Kingdom, specializes as a manufacturer of manipulated tubular assemblies.
The company purchases the Whitley operation, saving nearly 100 jobs. Over the next three years, Franklin Tubular Products stands to bring 30 additional jobs to Macon County and invest $4 million in operational costs.