LOUISVILLE, Miss. — Polo Custom Products is expanding its Winston County factory, investing $150,000 with plans to hire 30 people.

The Topeka, Kansas-based company makes things like harnesses and bags for medical, firefighting, military and industrial uses.

Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Jeff Rent said Monday the state will give Polo $68,000 to help pay for a new heating and air conditioning system. Louisville and Winston County own the building. The city of Louisville is also providing assistance, but Rent couldn’t immediately say what that is.

Rent says the company expects to hire the additional 30 people within three months. He was unable to provide an average pay for workers.

Polo now has 160 workers in Louisville. It expanded by 10 workers in 2011 when it invested $525,000.

This story has been corrected to fix a misspelling in the first paragraph.

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