Sparta Industries to create more than 1,000 jobs in Milledgeville
ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Sparta Industries is building a new plant in Milledgeville.
Governor Nathan Deal announced the HVAC duct liner insulation manufacturer will be using the old Rheem Manufacturing building, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
The company is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs and invest $22.5 million throughout the next five years.
“Georgia’s pro-business climate, highly-skilled workforce and manufacturing infrastructure continue to attract innovative manufacturers like Sparta Industries. This Milledgeville facility will bolster the company’s growth and further demonstrate why Georgia is a top destination for job creators. We welcome Sparta Industries to Georgia and feel that our economic environment will be of major benefit to the company,” said Deal.
Rheem Manufacturing previously occupied the facility but closed for business in 2007 during the economic downturn. The building remained vacant until Sparta Industries agreed to purchase the property.
“We’ve been waiting a long time to get someone back to work in this building. We are optimistic about a great future and partnership with Sparta Industries. This community is ready to assist them as they get up and running,” said Development Authority of the City of Milledgeville and Baldwin County Chairman Chat Daniel.
Sparta Industries makes foam insulation using a zero emission process for use in the commercial building industry. The business will hire plant and warehouse operation, supervision and maintenance personnel at the new facility. The company will also be hiring for sales and administrative positions, according to the news release.
“We look forward to working closely with the community. Together we can make a well-deserved economic impact on Milledgeville and the surrounding areas,” said Sparta Industries Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Meighan.
Sparta Industries Founder and Board Chairman Walter Sommerman has overseen the construction of 32 plants. 24 are located in the U.S. Each of the 32 plants has been profitable since inception, according to the governor’s office.