New solar plant bringing 250 jobs to the Metro area - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

New solar plant bringing 250 jobs to the Metro area

Seraphim Solar logo, Source: Saegroup Seraphim Solar logo, Source: Saegroup
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Seraphim Solar Manufacturing USA Inc. has announced plans to construct a solar module assembly plant in Jackson that is expected to create 250 jobs during the first five years of operation.

Seraphim provides both high-efficiency monocrystalline modules and standard high-specification multicrystalline modules, including black aesthetic and compatible with micro inverters, widely used in the U.S. residential rooftop market. 

The project represents a $50 million investment with an anticipated annual payroll of up to $7.3 million.

Phase 1 of the project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015. Phase 2 of the project will begin in 2016.

The jobs created will range from high-level management to administrative and line worker positions.

The project will offer on the job training and benefits for employees.

The company plans to partner with the City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians program to recruit qualified individuals and construction firms to meet the company’s needs.

“Seraphim Solar shares our passion for building capacity in this city by ensuring Jackson residents have solid employment opportunities,” Yarber said. “This partnership brokered by the city’s Economic Development division is a true win for Jackson.”

The project will be located at 3111 Lawson Street in Jackson.

It represents the redevelopment of an underused property and will provide much-needed road and rail improvements for the area.

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