Geneva County leaders celebrate new manufacturing facility

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GENEVA COUNTY (WDHN) — Wiregrass Electric and its partners broke ground on their new facility that will be an economic gain for Geneva, according to officials.

“It’s very significant because this is going to be a much-needed inventory for the Wiregrass area, the Wiregrass community,” said Brad Kimbro, Wiregrass Electric Chief Operating Officer.

Geneva County will be receiving the economic boost they have been waiting for.

With the help of Powersouth Energy and the Geneva County Commission, Wiregrass Electric will be bringing a 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Hartford.

This will improve the health and well being of the Geneva community.

According to commissioners, there were several inquiries about available space which they had but no product to show.

“Only thing we had to show to market was land and most of the companies are looking for a facility,” said Toby Seay, Geneva County Probate Judge.

According to developers, this will be the best economic development coming to the Wiregrass area.

With up to 430 acres, this will be the largest industrial site in Wiregrass, according to commissioners.

This facility will be the 23rd of the projects funded through the program.

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