Existing Business

We Call it Home

South Georgia is home to Procter & Gamble, Target, Lowe's and Home Depot Southeast US distribution, MillerCoors, Flowers Bakery, Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Sanderson Farms, Taurus Firearms, the Air Force, the Marines and countless other household names. In fact, our region is home to many processes that are unique to the Locate South Georgia region.

Community Announcements

Nivel Parts & Manufacturing

Jacksonville-based Nivel Parts & Manufacturing is turning a current warehouse in Cairo into a new manufacturing facility. The expansion will create 65 jobs.

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Check-Mate Industries

Check-Mate Industries, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of metal stampings, assemblies, tools and dies, will create 230 jobs and invest more than $16 million in a new manufacturing location in Thomasville.

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Piedmont National

Piedmont National Corporation announced its creation of more than 30 local jobs and a 62,000-square-foot distribution facility in Tifton.

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KMC

Kelley Manufacturing Company celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 40,000 square foot repair parts building. The new building joined KMC’s 200,000 square-foot manufacturing plant.

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Heatcraft

Heatcraft held a grand opening and ribbon cutting at their new regional distribution center, located in Tifton, GA. The Tifton Regional Distribution Center is the primary warehouse and distribution center for finished goods for Heatcraft North America.

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American Textile Company

Bedding manufacturer American Textile Company announced the expansion of its U.S. operations with a new, state-of-the-art warehousing and distribution facility in Tifton, Ga. The new facility more-than-doubled shipping capacity to keep up with growing customer demand in both traditional retail and e-commerce sectors. 

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Air Evac

Air Evac EMS now operating out of Tift County.

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Saft America

Saft, the world’s leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technology batteries for industry expanded their Valdosta plant to increase the TEL.X production line. 

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Hunt Industries

Hunt Industries, a full-service provider of high-quality specialty construction and general contracting services for industrial projects expanded its operations in Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia. This expansion will create 30 new jobs and represent a capital investment of $5 million. 

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Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe

Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, home of the number one branded hamburger roll in the United States, expanded its bakery in Valdosta-Lowndes County to increase production capacity. The industry added more than 30 jobs while increasing its facility size more than 100,000 square feet. 

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Food Processing

What Makes South Georgia Delicious

Our fertile land makes for one of the best agricultural regions in the country. Our Georgia peanuts are used in Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Snickers candy bars, and a multitude of other foods. Other common food products made in South Georgia include Arizona Iced Tea, Combos, Martin’s Famous Pastries, Flowers Foods, Miller and Coors Beer, and numerous others.

Manufacturing

The Best Place To Manufacture

While South Georgia is renowned for its agricultural advantages, we’re also home to a hotbed of advanced manufacturing. Our large network of universities, educated talent pool, “shovel-ready” sites, and inventory of available facilities make South Georgia a great place to manufacture. Companies such as Procter & Gamble, Georgia Pacific, Chapparal and Caravelle Boats and Steeda Motorsports all choose to manufacture their products in South Georgia.

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Distribution

The Perfect Distribution Hub

South Georgia’s prime location make our region the perfect place to put your distribution center. With our network of highways, rail, and airports, companies such as Target, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi all distribute from South Georgia.

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