The mayor of Scott is excited more jobs are coming to the area. KPEL has been reporting that Houston Plating & Coatings will be opening a new $9 Million dollar plant in the city. Mayor Purvis Morrison says the plant will be open in about six months.

Morrison says this is a big economic development victory for his city.

The plant will make custom platings and coatings for petroleaum and oilfield service companies. The manufacturing facility is expected to open in about six months and eventually employ about 120 people with an average annual salary of $35,000, plus benefits.