According to the Commercial Appeal, a steel-galvanizing plant is coming to Memphis and will initially hire 25-30 people.

Voight & Schweitzer (V&S) is an Ohio-based company that operates 30 steel-galvanizing plants in the US and Europe. The company will invest up to $10 million to build one in Shelby County.

A typical V&S plant employs 45 people and they’re looking to eventually move to that number once they get their feet on the ground and running.

The plant will hire an array of workers, including truck drivers, maintenance workers, general managers, salesmen and laborers.

“Anyone who has an aptitude for learning and knows about steel,” Terry Wolfe, Vice President and Director of Sales & Marketing, said is who they’re looking for.

The company plans on hiring all local citizens for their workforce.

When asked about the pay scale, Wolfe said it is “where people will want to come and work for us.”

As a Memphis bankruptcy attorney, I see how the struggles of job losses and unemployment can affect an individual and families. In Memphis, we yield higher unemployment and poverty rates than the national averages and companies like this, who make an investment in Memphis and want to hire local workers, are making a difference.

If you’re currently unemployed or you’re looking for a better income, look into applying for a job with V&S. Make an investment in yourself to change your life.

And as always, if you’re struggling with debt you just can’t pay, either stemming from a job loss or a low income, consider filing for bankruptcy. It’s nothing to be afraid of.

By filing for bankruptcy, you can either discharge your debt through a Chapter 7 or lump it all into an affordable 3-5 year repayment plan through a Chapter 13. Then, you have a fresh slate to re-establish and rebuild your credit the right way.

At Darrell Castle & Associates, we have a great 14-week program that will help you with that called “7 Steps to a 720.” This program is free for our clients. Call and ask us about it.

If you have any questions or if you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, fill out the “Get in Touch” form below or give us a call at (901) 327-2100. One of our experienced Memphis bankruptcy attorneys will be happy to discuss your situation with you, free of charge.