Economic Development Around the State
Announcements in Bainbridge, Perry, Cartersville and more.
Bainbridge Disinfectants: Paerosol Global Partners LLC (PGP), which makes disinfectant solutions and spraying instruments, is investing $17 million to build a facility in Decatur County, creating 140 new jobs. It’s the first Georgia location for the Florida-based company, whose products eliminate air- and surface-borne pathogens such as mold, bacteria and viruses.
Perry Expansion: Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, is expanding its operations in Houston County, creating 120 new jobs and investing $200 million.
Cartersville Flooring: Wellmade Flooring is investing more than $35 million to expand its Bartow County operations, creating 240 jobs. The Portland, Ore.-based hard surface flooring company will open a 238,000-square-foot facility in Cartersville.
Affordable Housing: Common, an apartment brand, is investing $7 million to establish its second headquarters in Atlanta. The company, which focuses on affordable housing in metropolitan areas around the country, will create 274 jobs.
Dalton Auto Parts: German company GEDIA Automotive Group, which supplies parts to companies like Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, is building an $85-million advanced manufacturing facility for electric vehicle parts. The new facility, its first in the Southeast and second in the U.S., will create 200 jobs in Whitfield County.
Henry County Candy: International candy company Ferrero USA is opening a 728,000-square-foot distribution center in McDonough, creating 250 jobs.
Ball Ground Antennas: NXT Communications Corp., which manufactures satellite broadband antennas, is opening a 10,000-square-foot facility in Cherokee County, adding 50 employees over the next 18 months.