240 new jobs are coming to our area. A new manufacturing plant is set to open soon in Bainbridge.
This building on U.S. 27 North is empty. It won't be for long.
A company called Bainbridge Manufacturing will make heat exchange systems for the automotive, aerospace and HVAC industry.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal came to town for the announcement at Bainbridge State College where they'll be working with the company to train employees.
The company is expected to open for business here in the fall. But it will be just getting started. Right now this facility is about 180,000 square feet. By the time the expansion is done, it will be 1.6 million square feet.
Company owner Abraham Levy says 7 or 8 states competed for the factory.
He chose Georgia for several reasons, including a tax incentives deal.
Levy and his family plan to invest $100-million dollars of their own money.
Expansion of the plant is scheduled to start next year. The expansion is expected to take six or seven years before it's done.