Proud Henry County Businesses

  • De Wafelbakkers Expands in Henry County
    De Wafelbakkers, a manufacturer of made from scratch breakfast products, will invest $15 million to expand its production facility in Henry County. The expansion project will also create 83 jobs.
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  • Hydro Systems Chooses Henry for New Manufacturing Facility
    Hydro Systems announced today that they have purchased and will soon be opening a new manufacturing facility in McDonough, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta located in Henry County. This new operation will create 60 manufacturing jobs initially and hopefully increase to 100 within the first year. Furthermore, this plant allows Hydro Systems to have a new hub for manufacturing and shipping to the Eastern United States. 
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  • United States Cold Storage Expanding in Henry
    United States Cold Storage (USCS) expects by this fall to build a 6.7-million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in McDonough, GA, located just south and east from Atlanta and right off the Interstate 75 corridor.
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  • S&S Activewear
    Founded in 1988, S&S Activewear is a national imprintable apparel wholesaler, headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL. The new 505,807 square foot facility, to be located at the Midland Logistic Center in McDonough, Henry County, GA will create approximately 300 new full-time jobs. 
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  • Luxottica Group to Create 1,000 Jobs in Henry County
    Luxottica Group, a leading eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, will create 1,000 jobs with the expansion of its North American distribution facility in Henry County by the end of 2017.
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  • Burris Logistics Breaks Ground on Henry County Facility
    Burris Logistics, a provider of public refrigerated warehousing and freight consolidation services, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for their new Henry County facility. Construction will begin soon for the 250,000 square foot, refrigerated warehouse and attached office on the site that will employ 75 workers once finished in early 2018.
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  • Wayfair to Create More Than 150 Jobs in Henry County
    “We look forward to expanding our team in Henry County as we build our distribution network to keep pace with Wayfair’s rapid growth,” said James Savarese, chief operations officer, Wayfair. “The state of Georgia has been a tremendous partner in welcoming us to the state, and we are excited to join the local community and begin hiring for our open roles.”
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  • Tory Burch to Create More Than 150 Jobs in Henry County
    “We are pleased to be creating a new distribution center in Georgia,” said Roger Farah, co-CEO of Tory Burch. “It will benefit our customers and our company as we continue to build our e-commerce business while also creating jobs at an important time for our country’s economy.”
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  • TSYS Selects Henry County for its New Call Center
    We are excited about the opening of our new center in McDonough. We are confident that we will be able to attract top-notch talent from the market that will help us deliver comprehensive servicing solutions for our clients, while optimizing the overall customer experience.
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Leonard Sledge
Executive Director
Leonard Sledge joined the Development Authority staff as Executive Director, following 4 years with the with the City of Hampton, Virginia as a Director of Economic Development. Leonard also served as the Director/Assistant Director for the College of William & Mary's Office of Economic Development. Leonard holds a Bachelor of General Science degree from Morehouse College, a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Leonard is active in professional economic development organizations including the Georgia Economic Developers Association.
Leah Brown
Director of Marketing and Existing Industry
Leah Brown works with Henry County’s primary businesses to help problem solve, discuss potential expansion opportunities and advise clients on any applicable resources and support available. Leah also leads HCDA's marketing efforts. Prior to joining the Authority, Leah worked for the Macon Economic Development Commission as the Manager of Industry and Business and as Projects Manager. Leah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia College & State University and a Masters of Public Administriation degree from the University of Georgia
Terry Collins
Office Manager
Terry has been a resident of Henry County since 1985. She was employed by the Henry County Board of Education for 11 years prior to joining the Henry County Board of Commissioners in 2001. Terry has served as Executive Assistant and Office Manager for the Henry County Development Authority since 2010.

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