Shaw subcontractor Triple H growing, too

Published 1:11 am Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Recent improvements by Shaw Industries have led to the growth and expansion of a local subcontractor, who is poised to move to the city’s industrial park.

The Andalusia City Council on Tuesday agreed to purchase the building formerly occupied by SQ Fabrication for $300,000, which is $40,000 less than its appraised value.

City Clerk John Thompson said the purchase will be made jointly by the city’s Industrial Development Board and the city, with each contributing $150,000.

In turn, the building will be leased to Triple H, a subcontractor for Shaw.

“They came to us because they had outgrown their current location,” Thompson said.

At present, they are located near the entrance of Shaw Industries.

Thompson said the city will lease the building to Triple H for $2,531 per month, with an option to buy at the end of five years.

“They have doubled their current employment in the last year, and expect to see five or 10 employees added to their work force,” Mayor Earl Johnson said.