Tom Sellers introduces Mr. & Mrs. Saifu Mawji, the owners of the new Thru-Way Trailer Manufacturing
Plant, locating to Sulphur Springs.
Canadian Trailer Manufacturer
to Locate Plant in Sulphur Springs
by: Bobby McDonald
Friends and neighbors in Sulphur Springs grabbed shovels, on Tuesday, in Sulphur Springs, for a
symbolic groundbreaking for Thru-Way Trailers, that is starting construction on their new plant.
"I'm pleased to introduce to you Mr. & Mrs. Saifu Mawji, the new owners to Thru-Way Trailer Manufacturing," expressed Tom Sellers, with the Economic Development Corporation, on Tuesday morning. "They bring to us the latest 'bright star' in the local economic outlook, as they will begin manufacturing trailers on this site, that will be used all over the world!"
Sellers told the group that Thru-Way Trailers is a Canadian Company that constructs trailers for hauling both giant windmill blades and oil field equipment, and will employ some 25 local individuals in their plant, once construction is completed.
"We look forward to 'crossing the border' and becoming an active part in Hopkins County," expressed Saifu Mawji, as he addressed the local businessmen and women. "We're excited about moving to the U.S., Texas, and especially Sulphur Springs, and hopefully with mudflaps on our trailers, we can take the Sulphur Springs name all over the world. We're now working on securing a contract with Brazil and already market all over the U.S., Canada, and parts of South America!"
"Many of our customers are located on the East coast of the U.S. and much of the oil business that we supply trailers for is located to the west of us, so the Sulphur Springs community was a great place for us to locate," advised Mawji. "I'll be here through the construction period and my wife plans to 'complete some engagements' in Canada and join me in making our home here in about a year!"
In brief remarks, Mayor Craig Johnson told those gathered that the huge pile of dirt behind them needed to be moved over, and if everyone present would spend a couple of hours "lifting dirt," he thought they could get it done. However, there weren't many in the crowd that moved much dirt!"
Thank You For Choosing Our Community,