A Look Back at 2018
2018 was a great year for development in Henry County! We welcomed new companies and assisted existing businesses expand their footprint in Henry. Take a look back with us…
|United States Cold Storage (USCS) started 2018 off with exciting news in January announcing plans to expand their footprint in McDonough with the construction of a new facility. The USCS new site will create 80 new jobs with a capital investment of $40 million.
|In February of 2018, Hydro Systems, manufacturer of hand-crafted and custom-made whirlpool bathtubs and accessories, announced a new operation that will create 60 manufacturing jobs initially and increase to 100 within the first year.
|KL Outdoor, a Michigan-based maker of canoes and other outdoor equipment, announced in March that they will create more than 100 jobs and invest $8.3 million in Henry County. KL Outdoor manufactures kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and paddle boards along with other outdoor equipment.
|In September, De Wafelbakkers, a manufacturer of made from scratch breakfast products, announced that the company will invest $15 million to expand its production facility in Henry County. The expansion project will also create 83 jobs. This investment and job creation represents the first part of a planned two-phase expansion.
|HCDA announced in December that General Mills, manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, will invest $8.5 million in its new state-of-the-art distribution facility in McDonough, Georgia. The project will create more than 50 new jobs. The 408,000 sf McDonough facility will distribute the General Mills Blue Buffalo family of products throughout the Southeast.
|The year closed out with yet another success story as GFA, a premier provider of total logistics solutions and supply chain analysis, announced just days before the New Year that they have located in Henry County to provide enhanced logistics solutions for LG Electronics
We look forward to what’s in store for 2019 and beyond! If you’re considering relocating or expanding your business in Henry, learn more and connect with our team by visiting ChooseHenry.com.