Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia-based The Home Depot will build a total of three new warehousing facilities in DeKalb, Fulton, and Henry Counties. This expansion project will deliver approximately 1,000 jobs to greater metro Atlanta.
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Purple Innovation, Inc. (“Purple”), the comfort technology company known for creating the Purple® Mattress, has selected Henry County for their third U.S. manufacturing facility. Purple plans to make a $21 million investment in this 520,000-square-foot facility, delivering 360 jobs to the area.
Manufacturing has always been an integral part of Henry County’s economy. Salad dressing, barbecue sauce, paint, sunglasses, retread tires, brakes, plastic bottles, and pancakes are just a few of the many Made in Henry products. Regional, national and international manufacturing companies alike are choosing Henry County, GA as their base of operations in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast.
HERE ARE THE TOP REASONS WHY:
- Home to area workforce of 789,000+ workers
- Less than 2 hours by air to 80% of the U.S. market
- Minutes from Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest.
- Atlanta Metro’s best access to the Port of Savannah
- A water surplus with capacity to support growth for 30+ year
- Georgia's renowned workforce training program
- Business-friendly environment
Henry County Development Authority Executive Director, Josh Fenn, was recently interviewed by Next Move Group for the We Are Jobs podcast. Please click below to listen to the podcast discussion about how Henry County won two manufacturing deals in the last 6 months, and how Fenn’s passion for rural America influenced his career in economic development.
The Henry County Development Authority along with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Henry County Government and Henry County Schools have partnered to present the Summer Town Hall Series, a four-part conversation about efforts to move Henry County toward a healthy recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel of four Henry County leaders representing each organization will host the Series that will broadcast via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
Ferrero USA, Inc., part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, today announced the opening of a new distribution center in McDonough, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The newly constructed facility located at 875 Highway 42 South is 728,000 square feet and projected to begin operating by early September. The company anticipates that its new distribution center will add 250 local jobs.
The Henry County Development Authority today announced that Love's Travel Stops, the nation's industry-leading travel stop network, will open a retread plant and retail distribution center in Locust Grove, Georgia. Love’s will invest $16 million in its new Henry County facility and will employ 55 team members across various manufacturing and distribution roles. Love’s will provide retread products to commercial fleet companies and distribute product to the company’s Truck Care and Speedco locations. The new 200,000 square-foot facility is being developed by Scannell Properties.
As engines are revving for NASCAR race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Henry County’s automotive industry is shifting to high gear. Already home to several automotive companies, including Sangsin Technology America, Summit Racing Equipment, Pep Boys, Kumho Tires, Ford Parts & Distribution, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, and Mazda, Henry County is poised for expansion in the industry.