b'SETTING A GLOBAL TABLEfood & beverage hubfoot speculative building in Lowndes Countys WestsideWith an investment of more than $123 million, Arglass fired Business Park. up its massive furnaces at the end of 2020 and started manufacturing glass containers for the food and beverage Martins Famous Pastry was added to Lowndes Countys listindustry, primarily spirits and wines. of food processors in 2008. A decade later the company famous for its potato rolls was doubling its productionSunset Farm Foods got its start in Lowndes County more than capacity with a 125,000-square-foot expansion.100 years ago, when Walter W. Carroll started selling two sides College classmates Chris Jones and Jack J Ryce MartinBeing located in an turned a hobby into a successful business when they started Georgia Beer Company. After years of planning, the Valdostaagricultural hub provides State University alumni renovated a century-old building into a brewery and taproom at the edge of Valdostas downtownaccess to resources and district.raw product, ultimately Utilizing locally sourced ingredients like peaches andcutting down on time and blueberries, Georgia Beer Company produces seasonal ales, stouts, and India pale ales (IPAs) that are sold at the taproom,cost for food and beverage online, and regional retailers. industries.Raising a glass to success, in 2019, Lowndes County welcomed Arglass Yamamura, a joint venture between- JANA DYKECambium, a private merchant bank, and Nihon Yamamura, a leading Japanese glass manufacturer.20 SG MAGAZINE| WINTER 2022 BUSINESS + CULTURE21'