Nissan Plant in Canton, Mississippi

In a joint venture partnership, Falkner-based Hill Brothers Construction and Engineering Co. Inc. and TL Wallace Construction Inc., two of the largest earth-moving companies in the state, were awarded a $25-million contract to construct the remaining two-thirds of the building pad. The contract called for excavation and placement of approximately two million cubic yards of embankment compacted in place, lime treatment of sub grade and other miscellaneous items of work. Falco Lime Inc. in Vicksburg is shipping dozens of truckloads, carrying 22 tons of lime at a time, daily to the site. In preparation for the tons of concrete that will be needed to build the two-million-square-foot auto assembly plant, concrete suppliers planning to open plants this spring near the Nissan site include Mississippi Materials Co. and Jackson Ready-Mix Concrete.