New company breaks ground and brings jobs to Lufkin

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – The first tenant in the Lufkin Business Park is breaking ground -- bringing with it 100 new jobs.

Innovative metal components announced Friday their 30,000 square foot facility off FM 842 in Lufkin.

It's a small foundry, specializing in investment and sand casting.

Initially, the company will produce a wide range of metal components for the aerospace industry, but is looking to expand into the nuclear and medical industries.

Orders are already waiting to be filled.

IMC plans to be operational by Spring 2011, hiring 30 people at first and later expanding to a 100-person workforce.

"It's a place that's saturated with hard-working, good, decent people and that's really the backbone of what we want to make our company of," said IMC Marketing and Sales Manager Samantha Robinson. "Our ideals aligns with the demographic here."

The company ships all over the country.

Lufkin is the first location for the start-up company.

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