Scotts Miracle-Gro to expand Georgia facility
Scotts Miracle-Gro and the Butts County Development Authority have announced that the Ohio-based company is expanding its operations at its facility in Jackson, Ga.
The expansion will create as many as 10 addition jobs to the existing work force of about 75 associates. The total capital investment to the area by Scotts now totals $6 million.
“Jackson is an ideal location for one of our growing media facilities,” said Dave Swihart, Scotts senior VP global supply chain. “Local community leaders have been very supportive of our company, making the choice to expand in the area an easy decision.”
The company received incentives at the state level to help fund the enhancements to the facility. This expansion and job growth is made possible by productive public-private partnerships with both the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Development Authority of Butts County.
Construction on the expanded facility began in October, with completion and full production set to begin in early 2013.