A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, will invest $17 million in a new 150,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, Georgia. The company plans to create 130 jobs.
The Decatur County location will mark the company’s first facility outside of its headquarters in Fort Pierce, Florida. According to state officials, when fully completed the new production plant will help A-1 Roof Trusses better serve customers as the company continues to grow throughout the southeastern United States.
“We are ecstatic about partnering with Georgia and the Bainbridge local community,” said John R. Herring, president and CEO of A-1 Roof Trusses. “This will position A-1 for our strategic 100-year plan to ensure A-1 continues its solid, healthy, and continued growth to meet our customers’ needs.”
“We are proud to welcome A-1 Roof Trusses to the Peach State,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp. “Their decision to bring their operations to Georgia is a testament to our top-notch workforce, pro-business environment, and unmatched access to major metropolitan areas throughout the Southeast. I look forward to the opportunities this expansion will create for hardworking Georgians in Bainbridge and Southwest Georgia.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) was represented in this competitive project by the Global Commerce division’s Senior Project Manager Tina Herring in partnership with the Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County, and Georgia Power. This expansion to Bainbridge will bring several job opportunities to the area, including careers in management, engineering, and production.
“Bainbridge and Decatur County are thrilled to welcome A-1 Roof Trusses to our community. Their decision to locate and invest in Bainbridge and Decatur County is further proof that our community remains an attractive location within which to do business,” said Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County Chairman Keith Lyle. “Our top-notch workforce coupled with the strong support of our state and local leadership make us unbeatable at attracting new business and investment. We look forward to growing with A-1 Roof Trusses. As we always say, Bainbridge and Decatur County are open for business!”