Construction begins soon inside Cedartown’s North Business Park. A 90-acre site in the business park will be prepped for a large-scale relocation and expansion of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926.
The investment will include land for heavy equipment training purposes that will include pipeline training excavation, and cranes as well as the construction of a state-of-the-art training facility to include mechanics, classrooms and a simulator room. The members of the union who are accepted into an apprenticeship program will be required to attend regular training at the facility.
The location in Cedartown was a joint effort of the Development Authority of Polk County, the City of Cedartown and the Polk County Commission. It is one of three ongoing industrial builds, expansions and improvements inside the Cedartown North Industrial Park.
Local business Cedarstream, established in 1987, announced their move from downtown Cedartown to the business park in August 2017. They are known nationally as the company that “prints America” and locally as the friendly, family-owned business that prints any type of shirt imaginable – from Little League jerseys to special fundraisers. Construction on their $4.5 million investment is nearing completion. When finished, the Cedarstream facility will occupy an area just shy of 40,000 square-feet.
The City of Cedartown also secured a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission totaling $328,000. This grant money will be used to perform site work on an area of 240 acres of land in the Cedartown North Industrial Park.
Across town, in Cedartown’s South Industrial Park, expansion and investment can also be seen. Norax Supplements in December 2017 announced an expansion and relocation of their facility. They anticipate a move in date sometime in the coming weeks. Once complete, the facility will be twice as large as the current location (on South Main Street) and will total an investment of $1.5 million.
Georgia Logistics Summit regional forum set for March 14 at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. The narrative: “Inland ports are crucial to the future of Georgia’s supply chain industry and Georgia’s newly opened Appalachian Regional Port is already having an impact on the way goods are moved across the United States. This year’s Georgia Logistics Summit in Cartersville will have a regional focus where a panel of experts will offer insight into the Appalachian Regional Portand dive deeper into the state’s inland port strategy. For more: Logistics. The seminar is from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.