Pioneer Aerospace adding 50 to workforce

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Pioneer Aerospace Company in Columbia says it will add 50 people to its workforce. Officials say the company is expanding to fulfill its contracts to manufacture flare parachutes and increase the number of people already employed to build cargo parachutes.

The company currently employs 320 people.

The Mississippi Development Authority says the company will also be investing $500,000 in new equipment for its Columbia plant.

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