Work begins on new Elbert County facility

ELBERT COUNTY, GA, Aug, 7, 2017 slw- A new grain milling company has announced its opening of an Elbert County manufacturing plant on 8 acres on the Bowman Highway.   The newly constructed 10,000 square foot grain mill will have the ability to manufacture up to 600 tons of animal nutrition per day from corn, soybeans and other feed products. According to a company representative, “This site was chosen for its access to the highway and rail service capacity, as well as the warm reception we have received from the Elberton community. We are eager to begin our project and excited to work with the Development Authority and county officials. “This new mill is introducing an exciting project to our county, which represents Elbert County’s Forward Focus: encouraging organic products,” stated Rusty Warner, Development Authority Economic Development Director. “This is a multi-million dollar investment into our county. Elbert County welcomes the grain mill and we look forward to a strong future with them.”

Initially, the facility will employ six people with wages of no less than $15 per hour in addition to management positions.  The company’s future vision is to continue to create Elbert County jobs and investment.

Building completion is expected late 2018.

Development Authority Chairman Jason Smith also made a statement: “The fact that the mill chose Elbert County for its operation is a reflection of a strong partnership between the Development Authority and Elbert County.” Elbert County Government will provide to the site, a curb cut paved road able to accommodate tractor trailers. It will also work to encourage Hartwell Railroad to bring a ‘spur’ onto the property, not to be paid by the County.

 

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