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Henry County is Built for Business

Posted by Leah Brown on Jul 20, 2020 3:57:33 PM



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. 



  • 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

Luxottica Group
is an Italian eyewear company and the world's largest company in the eyewear industry. They are a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury, sports and performance eyewear. Did you know they have a plant in McDonough? The glasses you’re wearing to read this blog could have come from down the street!

Ken’s Foods is a family business that traces back to the basement of Ken’s Steak House, a restaurant in Framingham, Massachusetts that became known for its delicious salad dressings. Ken's Foods has been cooking up success in Henry since 1997.  Spice up the backyard barbecue with Ken's Foods' high quality dressings, sauces and marinades.

Austrian plastics manufacturer Alpla built its first U.S. headquarters in McDonough over a decade ago. Alpla is a world leader in the development and production of plastic packaging solutions including innovative packaging systems, bottles, closures and injection-moulded parts for a wide range of industries. Your plastic beverage, beauty care, milk, or home care container may have been Made in Henry.

In 1940, Southern States relocated to Hampton, Georgia, purchasing Henderson Foundry & Machine Works. The company is now the largest switch manufacturer of high voltage disconnect switches in the world. Southern States offers a wide selection of products and services that enable the safe transmission and distribution of energy.

Sangsin Technology America, a Korean-based leading global brake friction materials and replacement parts manufacturer, invested $20 million in its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough, Georgia in 2019. Sangsin manufactures heavy-duty truck, bus and trailer axles and braking systems at its Henry County facility.







Topics: Henry County, manufacturing, economic development