$70 million glove plant coming to Central Georgia
December 3, 2021
Associated Press, WGXA News
A $70 million plant that would produce personal protective equipment and create nearly 300 jobs could be coming to central Georgia.
The Sandersville City Council is expected to consider a deal Monday for a facility that would manufacture products including disposable gloves.
A proposed agreement says Washington County’s development authority would own the 200,000-square-foot (18,580-square-meter) site and lease it to Redstone Investments Group.
G. William Curtis said that his company is developing the project on behalf of Shield Technology, which is run by three Georgia women.
The development authority would provide more than $1 million in incentives, including $300,000 in grants to help with site costs and assistance with building a rail spur that would serve the plant. The county would also reduce property taxes for the first 15 years.
The agreement says Redstone and the county hope to close on the project by May, begin construction in 2022 and open the site sometime in 2023. The company would aim to hire 150 people in the plant’s first year and 296 by the third.
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