Friday, December 24, 2010

100 NEW JOBS FOR THOMASTON

ANIMAL  HEALTH  AND  SCIENCES  HAS  RECEIVED  FUNDING  FOR   ITS  NEW  PLANT  IN THOMASTON AT  THE   YAMAHA  BUILDING, TO  EMPLOY 100  PEOPLE WITHIN  THE  FIRST  YEAR  OF  OPERATION, 250  PEOPLE WITHIN  FIVE  YEARS. THE  $5.7 MILLION  BOND  ISSUE WILL  ALLOW  THE  COMPANY  TO  PURCHASE  EQUIPMENT VITAL  TO  ITS PRODUCTION OF  PET  CARE  SUPPLIES, AS WELL  AS  COMPLETE  RENOVATIONS TO  THE  YAMAHA  BUILDING.  WITH  BOND  FINANCING  NOW  IN  PLACE, AHS PLANS  FOR  ITS  NEW  PLANT IN  THOMASTON  TO  BE  OPERATIONAL  BY  SPRING  2011. AHS  PRESIDENT CHRIS  CALLAS  SAID  “ WE ARE  EXCITED TO  CALL  THOMASTON  HOME.” CALLAS FOUNDED  AHS TO  SUPPLY  CUSTOMERS IN THE PET  CARE INDUSTRY, A MARKET WITH AN  ESTIMATED WORTH  OF  $8 BILLION. THE  COMPANY  WILL  MANUFACTURE AEROSOL/POWDER/LIQUID CHEMICAL  PRODUCTS TO  BE USED  IN  FLEA/TICK SPRAY, GROOMING    SHAMPOOS,FLY REPELLANT, AND  AIR  FRESHENERS, AMONG OTHER  ITEMS.  CALLAS  ADDED  “WE ARE  THANKFUL THAT  WE  WILL  BE  DOING  BUSINESS IN  A  WARM  AND  WELCOMING  COMMUNITY.”   THE  CHAIRMAN  OF  THE  THOMASTON  UPSON  DEVELOPMENT  AUTHORITY, NEIL  HIGHTOWER CALLED  IT  A WONDERFUL  DAY  FOR  AHS AND  THOMASTON. IDA EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR  J.R. CHARLES   SAID   IT  REPRESENTS A  TURNING  POINT IN  THOMASTON’S  ECONOMIC  CONDITION.  IN  2007  YAMAHA CORPORATION  CLOSED ITS  PIANO PRODUCTION PLANT  LAYING  OFF  187 PEOPLE. AHS WILL  EMPLOY MORE PEOPLE THAN  YAMAHA LAID OFF WHEN IT  LEFT THOMASTON.

THE UPSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MOVED MORE MONEY INTO UPGRADES AT THE CIVIC CENTER DURING A WORK SHOP ON THE 2011 MARCH SPLOST, TUESDAY. $2.I MILLION IS NOW LISTED FOR THE CIVIC CENTER , WITH ELECTRICAL THE BIG NEED. CHAIRMAN MAURICE RAINES WANTS THE RACQUETBALL COURT AND STEAM ROOM RESTORED, AND THE GAME ROOM. THE COMMISSIONERS DISCUSSED A 5 YEAR $15 MILLION SPLOST WITH THE COUNTY GETTING 65%, CITY OF THOMASTON 33% AND CITY OF YATESVILLE 1.39%. THAT'S AFTER 20% IS TAKEN OFF THE TOP FOR COUNTY-WIDE PROJECTS INCLUDING THE CIVIC CENTER AND RECREATION, WHICH WOULD GET $500,000 FOR REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO FIELDS.$5 MILLION FOR ROAD PAVING INCLUDING ATWATER ROAD, $520,000 for 4 SHERIFF'S CARS FOR FIVE YEARS, AND $100,000 FOR AN OBSERVATION DECK-OVERLOOK, AT SPREWELL BLUFF. THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HAD $2 MILLION ON ITS WISH LIST FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUT A LEGAL OPINION SAYS SPLOST CAN'T BE USED FOR THAT, BUT THE NEW BUSINESS PARK AT THE AIRPORT WILL GET A $400,000 GAS MAIN. THE COMMISSIONERS PLAN TO MEET WITH THE CITY OF THOMASTON THE FIRST OF THE YEAR TO GET ITS LIST OF PROJECTS , OPERATING ON THE BASIS, THERE WILL NOT BE A JOINT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS. IF SO THE SPLOST COULD

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  1. Maybe the IDA can issue a bond for Fun 101 to hire someone that knows how to write and type a story, the all caps is all awful.

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