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Meissner Corporation Plans Winterville, Georgia, Manufacturing Complex

Meissner Corporation, an industry leader in advanced microfiltration and therapeutic manufacturing systems, will establish operations in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. The $250 million project is expected to create 1,700 jobs over the next eight years.

The new Winterville facility will be located at the Christian Industrial Tract on 1310 Spring Valley Road. The investment will more than double the company’s manufacturing footprint in the U.S. Operations are scheduled to begin in early 2026.

“We are thrilled to embark on this important expansion and are excited to build our second U.S. manufacturing campus in Athens-Clarke County,” said Christopher Meissner, President of Meissner. “The State of Georgia, and Athens-Clarke County in particular, is an ideal location with an incredible talent pool and strong geographic position that allows us to serve clients on the East Coast and throughout the world. We sincerely appreciate the partnership with state and county officials, and are eager to break ground to join the community in Athens-Clarke County.”

Camarillo, California-based Meissner is one of the world’s largest privately held companies in the bioprocessing sector. The company develops, manufactures, supplies and services products and systems for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

“Meissner provides critical equipment that benefits other key industries in Georgia,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “From life sciences to food processing, companies across the state rely on these filtration systems to produce products that are safe for use. The addition of Meissner to our state’s business community will complement the state’s industry mix while also diversifying the local economy in Athens-Clarke County.”

Director of Industrial Projects Barton Lowrey represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Economic Development - Invest Athens, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

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