Reed’s Metals Expanding Facility In Brookhaven, MS
The Brookhaven expansion includes a 31,000 sq. ft. building costing the company approximately $800,000.
Brookhaven, MS – Reed’s Metals, a metal roofing and building manufacturer, is in the midst of expanding its Brookhaven, Mississippi facility. President and CEO Bernie Reed said he expects the company to "explode with business" starting in January when the new plant comes on line.
“We are in the process of expanding in two phases,” Reed said. “Phase 1 is close to being finished — hopefully in the next 45 days.”
Phase 1 consists of constructing a 31,000-square-foot building that will cost the company $800,000.
Reed expects the company’s $3 million expansion to create more local jobs and allow it to service 48 states.
“One of the reasons we are doing Phase 1 is because our sales are up 33 percent over last year in the component part of the business,” Reed said.
The first step of the expansion will help Reed’s Metals keep up with the demand it faces each day, he said. It will deal with producing products on the component side including roofing, purlins, insulation, roll-up doors and metal trusses, he said.
“We haven’t been able to keep up,” Reed said. “We needed more room and machines. We are really excited about this phase because it will allow us continue providing the service that we know built this company. We want to make sure we make all the products correctly and accurately, and provide fast service. We’ve always prided ourselves on ‘order today, pick up today,’ but we truly like it to be ‘order it and pick it up in 15 minutes.’”
Phase 2 of the Reed’s Metals expansion will allow the company to grow its product line to an industrial level.
“It’s going to allow us to make build-up frames for the bigger industrial rigid frame buildings. Phase 2 is going to be a very impressive building.”
Plans for the second building in the expansion outline a 48,000-square-foot structure that will be 28 feet tall, 80 feet wide and 600 feet long, Reed said. The second part of the expansion will feature overhead cranes and cost approximately $2 million.
“Once this is all in place, it’s truly going to allow Reed’s Metals of Brookhaven to service 48 states with metal buildings, which is extremely exciting for me,” Reed said.
About Reed's Metals
Reed’s Metals provides metal roofing, pole barns, and pre-engineered steel buildings in the southern U.S. To learn more, visit www.reedsmetals.com.