Weapon concealing business bringing 25 jobs to Shenandoah

Published: Feb. 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM EST
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One town is getting a big boost to its workforce.

The town of Shenandoah was hit hard when the Genie plant closed, but soon the building will be back up and running when Tactical Walls, which is currently located in Elkton, opens.

makes household items that can securely conceal your weapons. The business currently employs 25 people, six of whom are veterans.

Tim Matter, the CEO of Tactical Walls, A veteran and pitcher for the Shenandoah Indians cares about the area. He said when they needed more working space, he knew where he wanted to make a difference.

"In 2008, when the economy had its downturn, quite a few businesses - local businesses, were hit pretty hard and there were a lot of good people in work that were then put out of work. Some have found it, some have not yet, and to be able to try to develop something," said Matter.

Last year in the town of Shenandoah, new businesses added eight jobs. So for one business to bring in 25 people, it's a big deal.

"We find it to be a huge boom for the town. Twenty-five jobs economically, just for payroll and everything else going on around the town, spending money, will be a great asset for the town," said Charles E. Jenkins, the chairman of economic development committee for the town of Shenandoah.

Matter said even if they don't employ everyone in the town, hopefully they can show that if you have an idea you can make it happen.

The business is not just bringing 25 people to town, Matter said he hopes to hire 25 more within the next five years.