Locate South Georgia
& International Business

Global companies are no strangers to the Locate South Georgia region. More than 20 international companies have chosen to do business or develop locations in South Georgia, including:

Company Country of Origin Business South GA Location
Pratt Industries USA Australia Paperboard mill Albany, Moultrie
CHEP USA, Inc. Australia Wood pallets and skids Albany
Pic N Save Belgium Grocery Stores Bainbridge
Nucor Tubular Products Belgium Tube and Pipe manufacturers Cedar Springs
Forquimica Brazil Liquid fertilizer Moultrie
Keystone Foods Brazil Poultry processing Camilla
Pilgrim’s Brazil Poultry processing Douglas
Southern Rebar and Supplies Brazil Steel Works, Blast Furnace, Rolling Mills Albany
Taurus Holdings Brazil Gun manufacturer Bainbridge
Alpha Pro Tech Engineered Products Canada Nonwoven Fabrics Valdosta
Beadles & Balfour Canada Sawmill Thomasville
Canfor Southern Pine Canada Sawmill Moultrie
ERCO Worldwide Canada Industrial inorganic chemicals Valdosta
Golden Boy Foods Canada Crop prep services, cotton gin Fitzgerald
MAAX Canada Plastics, Plumbing Fixtures Valdosta
Norbord Canada Wood products Cordele
Stella-Jones Corp. Canada Transportation equipment/supplies Cordele
TC Transcontinental Canada Packaging paper and plastics Bainbridge
West Fraser, Inc. Canada Sawmill Fitzgerald
Flexible Technologies England Fabricated metal products Cairo
Harris Waste Management Group England Industrial machinery & equipment Cordele
Hilton Garden Inn England Hotels & Motels Tifton
Holiday Inn & Conference Center England Hotels & Motels Valdosta
Molson Coors Beverage Co. England Malt beverages Albany
Reeves Construction Co. France Asphalt Albany
SAFT America France Batteries Valdosta
BASF Germany Paint Smithville
BASF Germany Pesticides & chemicals Sparks
DHL Supply Chain Germany Freight Transport Albany
Evoqua Water Technologies Germany Chemicals Thomasville
Delta Galil USA Israel Clothing Tifton
Angelini Pharma Italy Therma care wrap Albany
Irritec Italy Irrigation systems Valdosta
Lynch Technologies Italy Special industry machinery Bainbridge
Arglass Yamamura, LLC Japan Glass Valdosta
Helena Industries Japan Pesticides & chemicals Cordele
JTEKT North America Corp. Japan Ball & roller bearings Cairo
Grupo Bimbo Mexico Food processing Valdosta
McCleskey Mills Singapore Fabric mill Smithville
Exlabesa Extrusions US Spain Aluminum extrusions Tifton
Gruden Grupo Desarrollo Empresaurial Spain Automotive supplies Albany
Talecris Plasma Resources Spain Health and allied sciences Albany

Source: Georgia Power CED, International Companies Database, 2023

These companies, and others, are attracted to South Georgia for our multi-modal transportation network, highly skilled workforce and, for some counties in the region, access to Foreign Trade Zone 144, giving South Georgia distinct international trade advantages. These advantages make exports simple.

About Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ):

Although not located in a Foreign Trade Zone, Locate South Georgia’s member counties have potential access to FTZ 144. An FTZ is a secured, neutral area outside of U.S. Customs territory. Items imported into an FTZ are exempt from duties and excise taxes. Merchandise may be manipulated, used in manufacturing, inspected, combined, displayed for sale, or re-exported without payment of duty. Customs duties and excise taxes are only applied on the final product if/when the product is imported into the US.

Business Facilities magazine’s 16th Annual Rankings Report recognized FTZ 144 as #4 for exports with the value of those exports at approximately $2.1 billion. The value of shipments to the U.S. market from FTZ No. 144 was approximately $4.4 billion.