Steelcase could add up to 100 jobs at Athens plant

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — City officials in the Alabama town of Athens say the community's largest employer may add up to 100 jobs to its workforce there.

Steelcase Inc. announced in January that it was closing other North American facilities and expanding operations at the Athens plant.

Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks tells The Decatur Daily that said the company now has 934 full-time and contract employees in Athens, and he was told it planned to add between 80 and 100 jobs.

The Athens City Council is expected to vote on a tax abatement plan for the company, which makes office equipment, at its meeting this evening.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based firm has expanded its Athens facility before, when it moved a production line there from Atlanta in 2009 and added 250 jobs.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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