In context: Here’s a surprise. A company that announced plans in January to build in Floyd County has picked an available spec building in Cedartown to base operations and create up to 45 jobs.
July 27, media release: The Development Authority of Polk County announces yet another success with Oldcastle APG’s purchase of the 100,000-square-foot Cedartown Spec-Building located in the Cedartown North Business Park. The company’s investment in Polk County will initially create 20 jobs, and 45 when at full capacity.
“We are excited to welcome Oldcastle APG as new corporate citizens,” said Jamie Morris, DAPC Chairman. “This was truly a coordinated effort with the Polk County Development Authority Board, Polk County government, Cedartown city officials and Georgia Power. We have seen a lot of activity recently and see more on the horizon. We are also fortunate
on the timing with the onboarding of new DAPC President/ CEO, Chris Thomas, who assisted in securing and closing the deal.”
Scott Wiltsey, General Manager, Oldcastle APG says, “Recently Oldcastle APG acquired property in Floyd County with the intentions of constructing a new facility; however, to meet growing customer demands and the need for a shorter development timeline, we were fortunate to have discovered the Cedartown spec building. This move will best meet our
speed to market needs”.
Oldcastle APG will begin modifications to the building immediately with plans to be operational by mid September. The company is already actively recruiting for site leadership and key production positions.
Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading provider of outdoor living and building materials, with industry-leading positions in concrete masonry, hardscapes, bagged dry mixes, lawn and garden, and composite decking.
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From Jan. 30, 2021 – Media release: Oldcastle APG’s Lawn & Garden division announced plans today to expand their market reach and capacity with the addition of a new bagging plant in Floyd County, Georgia. APG will begin construction in March with plans to open in September 2021 and provide finished product by Spring 2022. Oldcastle APG is an Irish building materials company.
The company is purchasing approximately 40 acres on New Calhoun Road in north Floyd County to expand their current operations in Shady Dale, Georgia. At full capacity, APG will employ up to 50 people at their Floyd County facility where they plan to manufacture bagged consumer lawn and garden products, such as colored mulch and potting soils, for distribution to retailers throughout the Southeast. According to GlobalAtlanta.com, the company will build a small facility for mulch bagging, though most dyeing and preparation work will be done outdoors. The full capital investment was not disclosed.
“Our search to develop a second lawn and garden manufacturing site in Georgia to service our growing customer base spanned more than 12 Northwest Georgia counties,” said Tim Ortman, President of Oldcastle APG. “Throughout our search, representatives from Floyd County exhibited great interest and support for our project. They worked tirelessly to bring APG to Rome, Georgia.”
Oldcastle APG is a leading provider of outdoor living and building materials, with industry-leading positions in concrete masonry, hardscapes, bagged dry mixes, lawn and garden, and composite decking. APG’s brand portfolio includes Sakrete concrete mixes, Amerimix mortars, and Belgard hardscapes. APG is a subsidiary of CRH, the world’s leading building materials business, employing approximately 79,200 people at over 3,100 operating locations in 30 countries worldwide.
The facility also represents second Irish investment in Floyd County in as many years, following the announcement last March that Kerry Group would invest $125 million in a factory slated to open this year.
The Rome Floyd County Development Authority partnered with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Georgia Power to assist in the location.