Passersby on Fayetteville Road could be seen slowing their vehicles, with some even pulling over, to watch the action. IKO Manager of Corporate Communications Derek Fee said a helicopter was “the most efficient and expeditious way to get the units onto the roof,” taking only an hour to complete the job. Fee said there is no estimated start date for operations at the plant, which will produce residential roofing shingles and employ about 70 people; however, the Canadian-based company is “anxious to get started with production. We are actually shipping product from another plant into Sylacauga, so we are storing product at the site now,” Fee said.
Job opportunities for the plant can be found at www.careerbuilder.com.