The Gadsden City Council during its organizational session Monday took time to approve tax abatements for an industry expansion that will mean 18 new jobs.
The council approved non-education tax abatements for S.I.P. Inc. of Delaware. The company, which makes bridge decking, is planning a $2 million expansion at its plant adjacent to the former Gulf States Steel property, according to Mike McCain, executive director of the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority.
McCain said the expansion will add 18 jobs over the next three years. Salaries will range from $33,000 to $40,000, depending on an employee’s skill level.
S.I.P., which McCain said has been in Gadsden for more than 10 years, now employs 37.
By Andy Powell
Times Staff Writer