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(March 23, 2017) From WQCH in LaFayette.....

    THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS BOOMING RIGHT NOW, IN WALKER COUNTY.

    DELIVERY OF A GIGANTIC STEEL PRESS WAS MADE TO ROPER CORPORATION RECENTLY… AND ANOTHER PRESS WILL SOON BE DELIVERED TO UNIQUE FABRICATING IN LAFAYETTE.   BOTH INDUSTRIES ARE CURRENTLY HIRING.

    THE ROPER PRESS WAS BROUGHT UP IN SECTIONS FROM THE PORT OF SAVANNAH, ACCORDING TO THE STATE D.O.T.   THE LOW SPEED MOVEMENTS WERE MADE AT NIGHT TO AVOID TRAFFIC NIGHTMARES.

    “ROPER IS WELL ABOVE 1,600 EMPLOYEES AND IS HIRING CONTINUOUSLY”, ACCORDING TO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, LARRY BROOKS.   “THE GROWTH IN HOUSING STARTS IS PERFECT FOR THEIR BUSINESS… PROVIDING NEW HOMES WITH KITCHEN RANGES”.

    ON ANOTHER PROJECT, PLASTICS MAKER AUDIA INTERNATIONAL HAS ASKED THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO SPEAK TO STATE TRANSPORTATION LEADERS ABOUT THEIR NEED FOR TWO NEW RAILROAD SPURS TO SERVICE THE PLANT IN THE NOBLE INDUSTRIAL PARK.   AUDIA REPORTEDLY HAS A NEW PRODUCTION LINE GOING IN, AS WELL… ACCORDING TO BROOKS.
 

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