Edelbrock LLC, a manufacturer of aftermarket engine components, is locating its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The $14.4 million investment will create 200 jobs within the next three years.
“Edelbrock and our family of brands are iconic innovators in the performance automotive aftermarket, and we are excited to call north Mississippi home for the next chapter of our company’s 83-year history,” said Tim Jones, Edelbrock president and CEO. “Olive Branch and DeSoto County offer everything that we value in a location, and we are excited to become an active and valued member of the local community.”
Edelbrock’s products include automotive performance upgrades such as superchargers, intake manifolds, carburetors, electronic fuel injection systems, cylinder heads, crate engines, valve train components and more.
Edelbrock LLC, a subsidiary of Edelbrock Holdings Inc., recently merged with COMP Performance Group, which operated several facilities in Olive Branch and the Greater Memphis area. In moving its headquarters to Olive Branch, Edelbrock will create and transition 80 headquarters positions and 120 manufacturing and support positions. The company will also maintain warehousing and distribution operations at the Olive Branch location, retaining 90 existing jobs.
“Mississippi is a strong manufacturing state with a prominent presence in the automotive industry, and Edelbrock’s decision to relocate its corporate headquarters from southern California and create new jobs in northwest Mississippi highlights our great state as a top destination for companies in the automotive sector,” said John Rounsaville, Mississippi Development Authority executive director.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements. The city of Olive Branch, DeSoto County and the Tennessee Valley Authority also are assisting with the project.