Gov. to welcome in new industry
Published 8:24 pm Friday, March 21, 2014
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will arrive in Bainbridge Wednesday at 10 a.m. to make an official announcement regarding Bainbridge’s newest industry, Bainbridge Manufacturing.
Bainbridge Manufacturing, located in the Decatur County Industrial Park, manufactures heat exchange systems for the aerospace, automotive and HVAC industry. The company announced its arrival in Bainbridge in August 2013 and purchased the building formerly occupied by Traco.
Gov. Deal will be speaking at the Bainbridge State College Wellness Center to residents of Decatur County and area officials about the newly formed industry as well as what it will bring to the Decatur County area. Deal will bring with him Georgia Commissioner of Economic Development, Chris Carr.
“ Gov. Deal will be officially announcing the arrival of Bainbridge Manufacturing and he will speak for about 20 minutes,” Rick McCaskill, Decatur County Economic Development Authority executive director, said.
McCaskill said the development of Bainbridge Manufacturing had been slower than expected since their arrival in August, but things are coming along now with new equipment shipping in from all over the world.
The industry, according to Bainbridge Manufacturing Executive Director Abraham Levy, aspires to create more than 240 jobs in the county once fully operating on site. The company plans to invest $10 million into the community in 2014.
“We really feel like this has the potential to be really huge and make a difference, a big difference, for Decatur County,” McCaskill said about the industry. “It has been a little slower getting kicked off than we would have hoped because of some issues related to electricity and things in the building, but we are there now and we have to get started. It will be a slow build up because machinery is coming in from all over the world to get the operation running.”
Deal will arrive Wednesday at 10 a.m. and will speak to the public. The public is invited to attend.