Plumbing plant sale keeps 400 jobs in Miss.

Beneke Magnolia Inc. has acquired Sanderson Plumbing Products Inc. and the purchase will ensure that 400 jobs remain at the Columbus plant, officials said Monday.

Gov. Phil Bryant announced the deal in a news release. Beneke Magnolia makes an assortment of toilet seats and was the exclusive supplier of toilet seats to NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.

“Business retention is a critical component of economic development, and the State of Mississippi stands committed to helping our existing companies retain their workers and thrive over the long term,” Bryant said.