Contractor gets 30-day extension for CalStar work

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A contractor has been given 30 days extra to complete work on a building for CalStar Products.

The Commercial Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1gIuGKY ) that Weathers Construction now has until the end of May to have the building ready for operation.

Lowndes County supervisors approved the extension Monday.

County Administrator Ralph Billingsley says weather-related issues necessitated extra time to complete the project.

CalStar Products, based in Racine, Wis., makes bricks, pavers and other building products.

CalStar is locating on 23 acres near the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.

Weathers Construction has a $3.1 million contract to convert the shell building into a manufacturing plant.

The plant will have 17 employees when it opens and within three years has to employ 58, according to a contract between CalStar and Lowndes County.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, http://www.cdispatch.com

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