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Bates Precast Concrete Expands Operations in Valdosta, Georgia

Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. is expanding its footprint at Lake Park Industrial Park in Valdosta, Georgia. The company will make $5 million capital investment in a new production plant-office complex and planned expansion of its workforce.

Established in 1986, Bates Precast Concrete specializes in producing its own design of concrete mix and customizing endless designs of precast items for both commercial and residential needs.

“We are excited to break ground and start construction on our new facility which will include a new office and facility for production, that will allow us to grow both our customer base and production lines”, said Sharie Bates Elliott, CEO of Bates Precast Concrete “This expansion will make it possible for Bates Precast Concrete to provide more jobs and better benefits for existing employees, as well as continuing to provide quality products for the airports, roads, schools, and backyards.”

“The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority continues to be a valued resource for our company,” Bates added.

“I am very excited to announce this expansion of one of our great local industries. For over 34 years, Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. has continued to see growth in Valdosta-Lowndes County,” said Terri Lupo, chairman of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority Board of Directors. “Not only are they investing more capital into our community, they will grow jobs here for our residents.

Construction on the expansion is scheduled to begin before the end of 2020, according to Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority. Newly created jobs will consist of an engineer, estimator, draftsperson, sales, and production specialists.

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