The decision by SKC to locate a $100 million plant in Covington is for sure an early Christmas present for the citizens of Newton County and the surrounding area. The new plant will ensure the creation of 120 jobs here in the next seven to 10 years.
This commitment is also good news in that we are assured of keeping SKC here.
We appreciate the efforts made by the Newton County Industrial Development authority and elected officials of Newton County and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce.
In order to continue to attract new business and to keep our old established businesses here in Newton County, we are going to have to have the continued cooperation of our leaders.
We hope SKC's confidence in our county will open the door for even more companies to show the same confidence.