Henry County Newsroom

Ferrero USA Announces Fall Opening of a New Henry Distribution Center

Posted by Leah Brown on Jun 1, 2020 11:55:34 AM

 

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.

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Topics: Henry County, business, logistics, growth, jobs, announcement, economic development

Love’s to Open Retread and Distribution Facility in Henry County

Posted by Leah Brown on May 5, 2020 2:46:14 PM

 

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.

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Topics: Henry County, business, growth, jobs, manufacturing, announcement, economic development

Choose Henry - Automotive

Posted by Leah Brown on Mar 9, 2020 11:33:11 AM

 

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.

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Topics: Henry County, logistics, manufacturing, automotive, suppliers

LESS DEVELOPED CENSUS TRACTS - 2020 UPDATE

Posted by Leah Brown on Jan 21, 2020 12:07:06 PM

 

The Less-Developed Census Tract (LDCT) program, implemented by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), is designed to induce businesses to create jobs in certain areas. Each year DCA ranks the state’s census tracts. The 2020 census tract ranking was released on January 15, 2020. While Henry County is a Tier 3 county, 6 areas were designated as less developed census tracts making them eligible for tax credit benefits similar to Tier 1 counties.

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Topics: Henry County, growth, expansion, incentives, job tax credit, less developed census tract

Choose Henry - Where shopping small is BIG!

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 21, 2019 9:55:20 AM

 

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. The owners and employees not only provide services, but they engage in acts of volunteerism and leadership all across our community. Henry County is a better place to live because of them, and they deserve our thanks and recognition for all their important contributions. Looking for a great way to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our community? Small Business Saturday is almost here!

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Topics: Henry County, small business, shop small

Supporting Small Business in Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 15, 2019 11:18:24 AM

Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed right here in Henry.

SBDC Drop-in - New Business Consultation

Do you have an idea for a small business but need help getting started? The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is here to help! Talk with one of SBDC's experienced business consultants, learn steps needed to launch your new venture, and more –– No charge, No appointment necessary.

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Topics: Henry County, small business, SCORE, expert advice, SBDC

Henry County Celebrates Manufacturing Appreciation Week

Posted by Leah Brown on Apr 8, 2019 11:45:32 AM

 

Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) is April 15-18, 2019! MAW was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to celebrate the achievements of Georgia manufacturers. 

Whether it’s spicing up the backyard BBQ with Ken’s BBQ sauce, sprucing up our homes with a little BEHR paint, or sporting Luxottica's premium, luxury and sports eyewear, many Henry County residents are unaware that they are routinely using “Made in Henry” products. The Henry County Development Authority will be spotlighting “Made in Henry” products and the companies that have manufacturing facilities in our community during MAW.

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Topics: Henry County, manufacturing, economic development, appreciation

2019 Henry County Business Appreciation

Posted by Leah Brown on Apr 5, 2019 12:38:13 PM

 

Henry County is home to a diverse array of businesses – from manufacturing and distribution, to healthcare and corporate headquarters and support facilities – and they each serve as a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to sustaining economic vitality. The Henry County Development Authority hosted a Business Appreciation Luncheon at the Eagles Landing Country Club on April 4, 2019 to honor and celebrate businesses who have chosen to locate in Henry County and whose operations are essential building blocks for economic success as a community.

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Topics: Henry County, business, economic development, appreciation

Korean Brake Manufacturer to Locate U.S. Headquarters in Henry County

Posted by Leah Brown on Mar 20, 2019 3:33:58 PM

 

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Sangsin Technology America, a leading global brake friction materials and replacement parts manufacturer, will create 200 jobs and invest $20 million in its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough, Georgia. Governor Kemp stopped by Sangsin’s booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition (TMC 2019) at the Georgia World Congress Center today to celebrate the news.

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Topics: Henry County, headquarters, manufacturing, announcement, economic development

GFA to Provide Enhanced Logistics Solutions for LG Electronics

Posted by Leah Brown on Dec 27, 2018 10:54:09 AM

 

The Henry County Development Authority announced today that GFA, a premier provider of total logistics solutions and supply chain analysis, has located in Henry County to provide enhanced logistics solutions for LG Electronics. The company is creating 34 new jobs at their new facility in Greenwood Industrial Park (McDonough, Georgia) to support their client.

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Topics: Henry County, jobs, announcement, LG, economic development, GFA