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John Giles, President of Electric Cities of Georgia, joined Governor Deal on October 2 in a tour of Blue Bird’s manufacturing facility in Fort Valley.

The bus manufacturer opened its doors to state dignitaries and economic development professionals to showcase its production facility and to present to the State Department of Corrections five custom-made vehicles for inmate transportation.

“It was an impressive process to see the production line from start to finish.  This workforce produces 10,000 buses annually. Plus, it is great to see a successful Georgia manufacturer employing over 1,600 people, “explains Giles.

Fort Valley Utility Commission is an ECG member and provides electricity, gas, water/sewer and telecom services.

 

 

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fyi - ECG Economic & Community Development's Quarterly Newsletter

Check out the first edition of the ECG Economic & Community Development’s newsletter, fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work, by clicking here!

 

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GA Utility Executives Issue Joint Statement on EPA's Proposed CO2 Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to regulate CO2 emissions from existing power plants is the most complex rule the agency has ever issued. Moreover, it is unprecedented in scope and reach, and the agency's authority to even implement it is questionable. As Georgia's electric utilities, we have written to express significant concern with this proposal. Click below to read the full editorial.

 

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Deal: Latvian-based manufacturer to create 150 jobs in Dublin

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Valmiera Glass, a Latvian-based manufacturer of fiberglass products, will locate to Dublin, creating 150 jobs and investing $20 million within five years into its first U.S.-based headquarters and manufacturing facility. ECG's Lonnie Smallwood assisted the company in locating their new headquarters.

 

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SV Pittie Textiles Locates to Screven County Industrial Park

SV Pittie Textiles, a leading India-based textile manufacturer, broke ground Monday for a planned $70 million facility near Sylvania. The plant, which will be located in Screven County Industrial Park, will employ 250 people when it’s fully operational.

 

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Japan-based Company to Create 80 Jobs in Griffin

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd will create 80 jobs and invest $100 million into a new facility at The Lakes at Green Valley in Griffin, Georgia’s first eco-friendly park.

 

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West Point Welcomes Hyundai Dymos America

"We are happy that Hyundai Dymos has chosen West Point for the location of their new manufacturing facility.  We are looking forward to working with our newest industrial customer and excited about the opportunity this announcement will provide our community through job creation and investment.  We are fortunate to have a partner like ECG to work on our behalf and help us with the Customer Choice process." says West Point City Manager, Ed Moon.

 

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