New Business to Bring Jobs to McNairy County
ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. – Operations are underway as Sparks Custom Fabrications moves from Savannah to Adamsville. And with new work, new jobs are expected to follow. “I know Adamsville’s been through a lot of bad here lately, and we’re hoping to have a good impact,” said company president Nathaniel Sparks. “The thing is that people have a shot,” said Adamsville city administrator Steve Simon. “They’ll have an opportunity to work, so we’re excited. Somebody cares for us and we’re ready to do business.” Unemployment numbers are up in McNairy County, jumping from 10.3 percent in May to 11.4 percent in July. With the pending closure of Masco Bath, city officials said those numbers may rise. “Obviously we don’t get to automatically offset that large number, but the idea is to have incremental growth like Sparks,” said Simon. “There’s no such thing as overnight success,” said Sparks. “It’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication, but we feel like Adamsville is ready for that and we feel like those kind of people are here.” As jobs do come open with the company, they will be posted in local newspapers. The openings will be for a variety of positions with a range of different skill levels. “You have some carpenters, you have some welders, you have some finishers, people that do stone work, and refrigeration work, so there’s lot of opportunities for lots of different people,” said Sparks. SCF’s workforce is around 28 employees now, but they hope to add around 18 more employees by the end of this year.