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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Henry County Celebrates Manufacturing Appreciation Week


    Governor Deal has proclaimed April 24-28, 2017 Manufacturing Appreciation Week! There are approximately 10,059 manufacturing facilities located in Georgia providing 386,599 jobs and generating more than $20.3 billion wages for Georgia citizens and their families.

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

    DID YOU KNOW? Luxottica is the most recent addition to Henry’s impressive lineup of manufacturing companies. Luxottica Group, a leading eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, announced that they will create 1,000 jobs with the expansion of their North American facility in Henry County by the end of 2017. Over 600 of the new positions will be in production, with additional jobs in distribution and administration.

    “We are thrilled with Luxottica’s decision to expand in Henry County. The job creation and investment associated with this expansion represent a tremendous addition to the community,” said Henry County Development Authority Executive Director Charlie Moseley. “We are particularly excited to bring so many manufacturing jobs back to Henry. Luxottica has been a great corporate citizen for years, and we appreciate their continued commitment to the community.” 

    Some of Henry County’s other advanced manufacturing companies include ALPLA, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of bottles and closures; Southern States, the largest switch manufacturer in North America; and Ken’s Foods, producer of high quality dressings, sauces and marinades. 

    Regional, national and international manufacturing companies alike are choosing Henry County, GA as their base of operations in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast.
     
    About the Henry County Development Authority
    The Henry County Development Authority is the lead economic development agency for Henry County, Georgia. From retaining local companies in Henry to fostering new relationships and opportunities with companies looking to relocate or grow their operations into Henry County, the Authority is connecting business in Atlanta’s new south.

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