New Delta steel plant delayed by COVID-19
FCNews - Plans to start building a steel plant in Delta this summer were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and have been pushed back to early next year.
Nova Tube and Steel, an approximately $70 million project that will eventually bring 102 jobs to the area, now has a projected date of Jan. 22, 2022, for full operation. Nova Steel CEO and owner Scott Jones said land clearing and drainage preparation for the up to 200,000 square-foot facility will begin in September.
Construction of the building was supposed to begin May 1 but was side-lined by COVID-19. It’s now expected to be completed by September or October of 2021 “if the economy keeps following along and is level and continues to be stable,” Jones said. “We’re excited to get going.”