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Southern Pack N Go to Locate in Appling County

Specialty logistics company will create 70 new jobs, invest $1 million in distribution facility

Appling County, Ga., May 13, 2013-A new supply chain management company, Southern Pack N Go, announced that it will locate its commercial cold storage, custom packing and distribution facility in Baxley, Georgia, roughly 85 miles southwest of the Port of Savannah.  Specializing in fresh produce, Southern Pack N Go also has the capabilities of providing distribution and logistics services of both domestic and imported produce.  This project will result in the creation of approximately 70 new jobs in Appling County within two years.

Development Authorityof Appling County

Mission

Bringing quality jobs to our community and protecting and enhancing the industries and jobs we currently have the two main goals of the Development Authority of Appling County.  Largely because of increasing manufacturing opportunities, Appling County has evolved from a strictly agricultural to a diverse economy.  Calling Appling County home are several manufacturing plants that produce clothing, utility trailers, poultry house equipment, waste and scrap balers, wood products, nuclear power, industrial pumps, resins, and metal building; all of which benefit from a strong work force.

 

Incentives:

Community support of a new industry is vital to the relocation or startup process.  That's why Appling County has put together a package of local incentives to assist industry. 

Available incentives are based on investment, job creation and credit-worthiness.

  • Aggressive land and building offerings
  • Tax-reduction plans
  • Reduced-interest loans/lease-purchase agreements
  • Altamaha Technical College customized program training
  • Specialized labor recruitment beyond Department of Labor/One Stop Career Center
  • 100 percent Freeport tax exemption
  • Georgia QuickStart program training at no cost
  • $4,000 per-job tax credit for new and expanding industry
  • Georgia retaining tax credit
  • Georgia investment tax credit
  • Georgia research tax credit
  • RLF-Low-interest revolving loan fund

Although many suitable sites are available in Appling County, the primary industrial areas consists of three industrial parks.

Park East is located on State Route 27/U.S. Highway 341 East (the Golden Isles Parkway), a Georgia development highway connecting Interstates 75 and 95.

Park West consists of 187 acres.  It is located on the Golden Isles Parkway west of Baxley.  The park has a 3,00,000-gallon elevated water tank with industrial deep well and 8-inch water and sewer lines.

The Appling Bacon, and Jeff Davis Counties Industrial Park, known locally as the Tri-Counties Industrial Park, known locally as the Tri-County Park, is also located on the Golden Isles Parkway.  This park is a joint venture between the three counties.  The park is served by Norfolk Southern Railway and connects with the Georgia Port Authority terminals in Brunswick.

For more information, contact the Development Authority of Appling County at 912-367-7731

 

Location, Location, Location

Appling County is strategically located and offers excellent transportation options.  To the west is Interstate 1-75 and to the east is I-95, along with four-lane highway access via U.S. Highway 341 (Golden Isles Parkway).  To the north is Interstate I-16 and to the south is 1-10 via developmental U.S. Highway 1.  Also, Norfolk Southern rail service runs through the county with quick access to the Port of Brunswick.

While agricultural remains the primary industry, there is also manufacturing companies, distributors, and processing plants.  Our future also looks bright for biomass projects.  Appling County is in the heart of the nation's "wood basket" and is already home to Rayonier Sawmill and Chipmill and Fram Renewable Fuels, a wood pellet plant.  We have long been associated with the Forest Industry, with numerous companies involved in harvesting, trucking, storage, production, and other related activities.  The great part is that with increased markets for wood products, we are able  to give incentives to our tree farmers to continue to invest in reforestation.

Top Employers

Southern Nuclear                                     900

Appling Schools                                        483

Appling Healthcare System                   322

Appling County                                          165

Rayonier                                                     130

 

Education

A quality education goes a long way in life.  That is why in Appling County there is an ongoing commitment to continuously reviewing, updating and strengthening our academic programs.  Our schools work to prepare students to pursue secondary education or technical training to complete in today's workforce.  The schools also offer robust extracurricular activities and strong athletic programs to help develop well-rounded students.

Appling County Schools (appling.k12.ga.us)

Appling County Schools are committed to providing a quality education that promotes maximum individual achievement and social responsibility.

Altamaha Elementary School Pre-K-5th Grade

Appling County Elementary School 3rd-5th Grades

Appling County High School 9th-12th Grades

Appling County Middle School 6th-8th Grades

Appling County Primary School Pre-K-2nd Grades

Fourth District Elementary School Pre-K-5th Grades

Appling Christian Academy (applingchristian.com)  Appling Christian Academy is a great place to receive a well-rounded, quality education in a clean and wholesome atmosphere.  The motto of ACE is Blending Biblical Values with Educational Pursuits, ACA is a college-preparatory school for Pre-K through 12 grades.

College/Technical

Altamaha Technical College (altamahatech.edu)

Altamaha Technical College in Baxley has long been a pillar of the Appling County community.  In Academic Year 2012, 548 citizens were enrolled at the Baxley Campus.  At Altamaha Technical College, there are more than 80 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to choose from.  ATC is committed to their customers-not only the student but the employers in the area.  We offer excellent economic development opportunities to help employers hire the best employees for their needs.  Through training programs, like the state-funded Quick Start, or through offering additional resources like OSHA and American Hear Association training and certification, ATC meets the needs of the businesses in its communities.  Our graduates enjoy a 98.6% job placement rate, and that number increased last year by more than a point, in a depressed economy!  We know that people are anxious about their futures-especially in our current economic climate-but whether it is in the medical field, manufacturing, business, or the service sector-Altamaha Technical College programs position graduates for career success.  We offer flexible class scheduling through day, evening and even, online courses.  Additionally, job placement and financial aid assistance are available-including the HOPE Grant and HOPE Scholarship.

As a Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, we served nearly 13,000 people last year, whether through our credit enrollment, adult education, ESL classes and work force development services.  We invite you to see if Altamaha Technical College is the best fit for you.  We welcome you to your best future now.  We proudly have campuses in Jesup, Golden Isles, Baxl, Hazlehurst, and Camden County.

Other Colleges Close Proximity

Waycross Collge (1hour) waycross.edu

South Georgia College (1hour) sgc.edu

Georgia Southern University (1 hour40 min.) georgiasouthern.edu

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) (2hours)-abac.edu

Hope Scholarship Program:  HOPE is Georgia's unique program that rewards high school students' hard work with financial assistance in degree, diploma, or certificate programs at any Georgia public or private college, university, or technical institute.  The program will ensure your company will have an educated, trained workforce as long as it is located in Georgia.

 

Quality of Life

Recreation

The Appling County Recreation Department proudly offers a wide range of sports activities for youth of all ages!  Sports leagues include softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, football, football cheerleading, track and swimming.

The Appling County Recreation Department is a proud member of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) and supports its mission to promote the recreation and park industries within the state of Georgia.  The recreation department is committed to offering quality sport activities for the local youth in a safe and friendly environment and invites everyone to join us!

For the latest information on upcoming activities and to register, visit applingrec.com or call 912-367-8190.

Sweet Water Creek Country Club

New owners of Sweet Water Creek Country Club are in the process of transforming the club into a premier golf club of choice in all of the Southeast Georgia. The owners are committed to providing the best maintained recreational facility, conditioned greens and fair-ways, quality programs, and personalized service.  Our vision is to enhance an environment to meet the needs and expectations of our community, our schools golf teams, and future members.

Sweet Water Creek Country Club is a nine-hole golf course, playable for golfers at any skill level.  The course can easily be set up for tournaments, large or small.  Sweet Water Creek Country Club will open fall 2013.  Located on Hwy. 1, next to Baxley Municipal Airport. 

Lake Mayers is a beautiful lake and a great place to bring your family for a day of fun in the sun.  The water is cool and there is a place for swimmers roped off so the boats and jet skes don't interfere with each other.  Clean rest rooms and picnic tables are available.  If you like fishing or just lying close to the shore, the cool well-mainicured grass goes right to the water while the beach for the swimmers has nice white sand for the kids to make sand castles.

Healthcare

Since 1951, Appling HealthCare System has been dedicated to providing our patients/residents the highest quality of medical care possible.

Appling HealthCare System located in Baxley, Georgia is a licensed, non-profit acute care medical facility.  Appling HealthCare System is licensed for 49 beds (15 of these beds serves as our Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit)  and offers an array of high quality, technologically advanced inpatient and outpatient health care services to Appling County and surrounding communities. appling-hospital.org

 

Services Provided Include:

Oncology & Hematology

Infusion Clinic

Inpatient Dialysis

Rehabilitation

The Pavilion Nursing Home

Pharmacy

Respiratory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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