Eyeglass company expands its operations in South Mississippi

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A multi-million-dollar expansion at a south Mississippi industrial park is expected to bring more jobs to the region, officials said.

The project at the Sunplex Industrial Park, located between Ocean Springs and Gautier, is scheduled to be finished next year, according to media reports

An eyeglass manufacturer — Superior Optical Lab — is expanding its production and distribution center at the park.

The company, formed in 1990 by military veterans, also has a Specs for Vets program that focuses on providing quality eyeglasses at an affordable price to the military community.

A portion of the proceeds from the Specs for Vets program benefits Fisher House, a program wherein comfort homes are built to allow military veterans to stay while a loved one is hospitalized. They are located at military and VA centers around the world.

The $10 million expansion will grow the Superior Optical Lab by more than 31,000 square feet, President and CEO Derek Bodart said.

The company will be offering jobs at a variety of skill levels.

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