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Company prepares for new plant

KINGMAN, Ariz. — A construction supply company is approaching the opening of a steel-framing component manufacturing plant at the Kingman Airport Industrial Park with optimism.

Telling Industries will begin production at a 50,000-square-foot facility on Monday. The plant will create 40 to 60 new jobs.

“While others are out there laying off people and closing facilities, we’re opening facilities and hiring people,” Vice President of Marketing Troy Frank said Wednesday. Frank said Telling Industries has been expanding in the industry since the company was founded in 2004. Telling has other production facilities in Cambridge, Ohio, and Osceola, Ark.

Frank said Kingman’s proximity to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Southern California allows Telling Industries to tap into a regional market that’s expected to flourish when the economy turns around.

Operations Manager Steve Linch said the Kingman plant will use seven roll formers to manufacture metal-framing members, studs and tracks. He said initial production should exceed 400,000 pounds of product each week.

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