b'Tift CountyCelebrating some big wins in 2019, Tift County$105380+ JOBSMILLIONannounced 10 new and expansion industry projectsINVESTED CREATEDtotaling $105 million and the creation of more than 380 jobs.Hargray Communications is expanding its telecommunication services to the Tifton area with a new $5 million facility. The company expects to hire Topping the list is a $60 million distribution and sales18 full-time employees.center for Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. The 300,000-square-foot facility will distributeAs a hub for agricultural research, the relocation of the Boll Weevil approximately 4.5 million cases of non-alcoholicEradication Foundation of Georgia to Tifton is a good fit. Expected to be beverages annually. Scheduled to be completed in 2021,fully operational by mid-year, the center will hire approximately 15 people.the company plans to hire 200 employees. Tift County also celebrated multiple expansion projects in 2019, including Great things are happening in Tifton, Georgia, and weHeatcraft Refrigeration, Orgill, Cheney Brothers, PB2 Foods and Kelly are excited to welcome Coca-Cola UNITED to TiftonManufacturing Company.as our newest corporate partner, said Brian Marlowe, president and CEO of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce and the Tift County Development Authority. TIFT COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and the companys decision to build a state-of-the-art facility in Tifton speaks volumes about our pro-business environment and strategic location.Tift County also reports the opening of two new distribution centers, including Associated Equipment, an HVAC company based out of Nashville, Tennessee, and Reinke Irrigation, an agricultural part and supplies company. Topping the List: Tift County announced a $60 million distribution and sales center for Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, IncMitchell CountyExpanding their footprint in Camilla, Mitchell County, Tyson Foods, Inc., has completed$34.2 a 35,000-square-foot expansion. The $34.2 million investment includes construction of a new mega line that prompted the company to hire 100 new team members as theyMILLION INVESTEDincrease operations in the region. 100 JOBSCREATEDExisting Industries are the backbone of our communities, says Paige Gilchrist, executive director for Mitchell County Development Authority. Tyson Foods recent expansion is the perfect example of how important it is to have a good relationship with your existing industries. This project has boosted our economy and 100 S. Central Avenue229.382.6200 www.tiftonchamber.org provided more jobs for our community. I look forward to continuing to work with Tyson Foods for many years to come.42 SG MAGAZINE | WINTER 2020 BUSINESS + CULTURE 43'