An new ammunition plant will be opening next year in Hooks and bring more jobs to the region. Work on the facility is now underway and recruiting efforts are ramping up. Expansion Industries is planning to hire hundreds of people at their new facility, just east of Hooks. An on-site job fair will be held next week in Hooks. The Carrollton, Texas based company is opening the ammunition plant on land purchased from the Tex-Americas Center.
The state-of-the-art facility will specialize in making parts for the small arms industry. The company closed on the land in July and have plans to remodel existing facilities and construct new buildings. Hooks Mayor Marc Reiter said they are excited to see another company move into the area and bring in more jobs.
"There's been some layoffs at Red River Army Depot and for the area, for the economy, it's a win-win for us," said Reiter.
The company is looking to hire a large workforce ranging from custodial work to skilled labor and technicians.
The company is hosting a job fair on Jan. 29 at 523 Titus Road.