SKC Inc. has so much going on at its Covington manufacturing plant that it celebrated both a groundbreaking and a ribbon cutting Tuesday. Local politicians and SKC leaders broke ground on a photovoltaic films plant, part of its continuing efforts to expand in the solar power industry. The total investment is expected to be $50 million, and the first line is expected to be running in September 2011. The second phase will start after 2013. Around 100 new people could be hired in the first phase according to documentation on site.
Burnie's BBQ in Porterdale opened last August, but Owner Richard's Burnham's family has been barbecuing and baking in the southern mill town for more than 60 years.
Today, Burnie's serves pork and turkey sandwiches, Brunswick stew, BBQ nachos, wings, ribs, salads, hamburgers, hot and sausage dogs, chili and soup. The newest menu item will be a welcome addition as the hot Georgia summer approaches - ice cream.
This is the fourth part of a series examining local industries in Newton County, including their history, production processes, community involvement and roles in the local, national and global economies. Today's story examines the history of plastic producer Berry Plastics in Covington, a leading producer of trash liners and stretch film.
This is the third part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This part examines the history of yarn converter Beaver Manufacturing in Mansfield, one of the county's oldest and most successful industries.
Even though the economy is sluggish and even though the medical home equipment industry is a tough business because of cumbersome regulations, Phil Stone believes Covington needs a business to supply oxygen, sleep apnea devices and other medical equipment.
That's why Stone and his son Cham opened Peoples Home Medical earlier this year. The store provides everything from hospital-style beds, walkers, seat lifts and wheelchairs to orthotics to all kinds of respiratory devices - everything a person needs to stay in their home longer and more comfortably.
People looking for a unique date idea or a different way to have fun with friends and family should consider newly opened Splash Into Art, where customers create their very own 16-inch by 20-inch painting in less than three hours.
Spring has sprung in Newton County, and it's the perfect time of year to get your lawn and garden into pristine condition. Master Landscape Supply in Covington has everything that the most dedicated gardener would need to make their garden the envy of the neighborhood.
This is the first part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This first part discusses the growth of Newton County's vast industrial base.
With the deadline to file income taxes just around the corner, residents looking to save money and get more personal service may want to consider Mason's Business Services.
Owner Mike Mason has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting field, and he and his dedicated team can help residents and small businesses with a variety of accounting and bookkeeping services.