Grant & Loan Awards: Dooly County
Equity grant funds to be used for sewer infrastructure improvements to the City of Vienna’s force main that pumps water from a gravity lift station owned by the City of Vienna to their waste treatment facility. The majority of this water is from the Tyson Foods poultry Processing Facility located in the City of Vienna’s Industrial Park. The City of Vienna is under a Consent Order with Georgia Environmental Protection Division as a result of several spills from the force main between the gravity lift station and the City of Vienna’s waste treatment plant over the last few years. Failure of this force main could cause a shutdown of the Tyson facility until repairs could be made thus effecting 600 employees at the facility in addition to the Live Production operations and growers associated with the processing facility
Equity funds for road and rail construction to assist Dooly County in the location of an asphalt plant facility in Vienna for Reeves Construction. Reeves will create 50 direct jobs from Macon and Pulaski Counties and generate $2.9 million in private investment. Reeves Construction is an asphalt company specializing in highway and commercial construction, residential and military infrastructure and airport development. The project is to construct an industrial road beginning at Georgia Pacific Road that extends approximately 6,000 linear feet southward to join the paved section of Richwood Road and to install 6,050 linear feet of rail spur. This is Phase I of a two phase plan â€“ the second of which would bring the new employee count to 100 and be completed within a five year period. The project will provide needed infrastructure and add capacity by developing available public land that can be marketed to future prospects.
ESB loan guarantee to support Cason Morris International, Inc., located in Vienna, GA. Cason Morris International is a full service machine shop that offers milling of ferrous/nonferrous and superalloy materials. This start up business was created in July 2005, but is still in the beginning phases and needs additional working capital. Flag Bank indicated that the main principal of the company is a good customer who needs additional working capital to meet the companyâ€™s growing business needs.
E 9-1-1 funds to assist with the construction of a regional E 9-1-1 center, including the purchase of dispatching and radio equipment as well as parking and fencing to serve the 81,365 residents of these seven Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties. The center will be centrally located in the city of Ellaville, Schley County. This will be the largest E 9-1-1 service area in Georgia, covering twenty-eight jurisdictions. Counties: Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, Webster. Total Residents: 81,365
EDGE funds to assist with purchase of machinery and equipment to be leased to Dayco Precision, Inc., a centerless grinding company providing services to the automotive, aerospace, marine and aircraft industries. Company expects to create 8 jobs at start-up.
Equity funds for Water/Sewer/Gas infrastructure to develop 86-acre site along I-75 for a proposed travel plaza and other commercial and industrial development.