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American Drill Bushing Expands Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia, Plant

American Drill Bushing the largest manufacturer of hoist rings in the world, is expanding its plant in Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia.

“The upcoming facility expansion allows for infrastructure, equipment, and personnel to be put in place to support the existing hoist ring growth and support new manufacturing opportunities with strategic partners,” said Benjie Bradshaw, Vice-President & General Manager of American Drill Bushing.

“We are thrilled about the expansion of our plant in Valdosta, which adds an additional 36,000 square feet of space,” Bradshaw said. When complete ADB’s facility will total 71,200 square feet.

“We pride ourselves on customizations which meets the unique lifting needs in the industry and the design of innovative and safe lifting products Made in America,” Bradshaw added.

“ADB’s expansion in our community will account for 35 new full-time jobs and a 4-million-dollar capital investment over the period of the project,” said Andrea Schruijer, Executive Director of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority. “American Drill Bushing is another example of the positive economic impact companies are having here in our community," said Schruijer.

Newly created jobs will include positions in; administrative, planning, assembly-proof testing, inventory-warehousing, machining-maintenance and sales.

“ADB’s expansion is not only a win for their company and employees but a win for our community with new jobs and more capital investment,” said Tom Call, Chairman of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority. “In 2017 we have seen 11 industries expand in Lowndes County, totaling a capital investment of over $60 million and more than 200 new jobs,” Call said.

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