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Clairon Metals celebrates 30 years in Covington
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From left: CEO Drew Link, CFO J. Scott McPherson, HR Manager Kari Knight, VP of Operations and Engineering Jason Armstrong and President Ted Rushworth.

COVINGTON, Ga. –Earlier this year, Clairon Metals Corporation celebrated 30 years of manufacturing stamped metal parts and robotically welded subassemblies in Covington and providing jobs to a generation of Newton County citizens while contributing to the community through its charitable endeavors.

“Covington has been a great community in which to grow and operate a business,” CEO Drew Link said.

Link, who has been there since the beginning, said Clairon started operations in a plant on Harland Drive in 1989 and expanded in 1997 when it purchased the old Harland check printing company building at 11194 Alcovy Road.

Link said that the company currently has more than 150 employees, many who have been with the company for a long time.

“We have a lot of long-term employees, dedicated people,” he said. “We’ve watched them have kids and watched their kids grow up and go to college.”

Link said the stamped metal parts and robotically welded sub-assemblies Clairon manufactures are used in many different products in a variety of industries. The company manufactured and sold more than 30 million parts last year.

Chief Financial Officer J. Scott McPherson said the company is also active in the community, supporting local charities.

“In addition to supporting the community through employment for people who live here, we’ve also supported various charities," he said. "The YMCA, Relay for Life, lots of different things that we continue to participate in year after year, supporting the growth of the community."

Link said the company is always looking for talented people.

“We are always looking for talented people to help us grow and contribute to our future success,” he said.

Congratulations to Clairon Metals Corporation on 30 years in Covington. For more information about the company, visit its website at