Eagle Manufacturing, located in Wellsburg, has begun construction on a three phase expansion. The company will be adding another 40,000 square feet for warehousing and distribution.
This expansion is one of the main ventures the company is working on right now, as well as expanding their plastics business. Eagle continues to add to the growth momentum in the state and in the oil and gas development field.
"It's really important for us because it secures the jobs that we currently have plus it gives us the ability to expand and add new jobs," said President/CEO Joseph Eddy. "It's really good for the community and state because it adds to the tax base."
Although the expansion is only creating eight to twelve new jobs, it will secure current jobs and help grow their plastics business and manufacturing. Eagle saw some growth due to the booming oil and gas industry in the Valley.
Eddy believes that phase one of the expansion will be completed at the beginning of July.