Canadian firm heats up * Eloy * with 100 high-paying jobs
Elrus Aggregate Systems, based in Alberta, Canada opened its first U.S. manufacturing headquarters in Eloy, on April 1st. Eloy is a small town, located between Tucson and Phoenix.
The industrial mining aggregate equipment company has already started hiring for about 100 jobs ranging from administrative staff to specialized welders and mechanics. It specializes in crushers, screens, conveyers, feeders, control vans and more.
Elrus has signed a five-year lease to occupy the former Skycast facility at 924 N. Tweedy Road. The agreement provides the possibility for Elrus to eventually purchase the 71,700 square foot building, an Elrus representative told the Phoenix Business Journal.
Elrus, founded in 1974, currently has seven plants in Canada. It is an international supplier of mining equipment ranging from crushers to control vans.
Attracting Elrus to Eloy is bringing this small community one step closer to having a Foreign Trade Zone designation, which it has been pursuing for more than three years. An FTZ zone provides businesses duty and tax breaks on imported goods coming through customs.
Officials with Economic Development Group of Eloy and the Eloy Chamber of Commerce said that Elrus’ presence will have a significant impact on the local economy by providing the ability to build commerce with retailers.