Virginia-based StampTech, a sheet metal fabricator, will locate in Newton County.
The county has been courting StampTech for months, announcing last fall that it had landed Project Gray. At full build out, the company is expected to employ 40 workers, though it will begin operations with only 5 employees.
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The company will locate in Chamisa Business Park in a 60,000 square foot facility, which has been vacant for two years.
StampTech is a full service sheet metal fabricator specializing in high volume punching, laser processing, forming, and welding.
StampTech was founded in 1996 and has services in the southeast with concentrations in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.
"We are excited to be in Georgia and in Newton County" said Ken Horner, CFO of StampTech. "The business environment coupled with the positive attitude and professional approach of the Economic Development staff made our decision easy. Newton County is the ideal place for us to grow our manufacturing base in the region."
Newton County is a Georgia Certified Work Ready Community, signifying that the community's workforce is highly skilled and trained to meet the needs of StampTech and other existing and potential businesses in this region. The Georgia Work Ready initiative works with communities throughout the state to ensure Georgia workers have the best skills and training opportunities, and remain among the state's most competitive assets.
"We are extremely pleased that StampTech has chosen Newton County for its new manufacturing facility," said Roger Harrison, Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.
"StampTech's nearly $3 million investment in their equipment and facility coupled with 40 jobs at full build-out represents a solid commitment to their future in Georgia." Harrison continued, "That means 40 more of our residents can shorten their commute, 40 more families can put their kids in Newton County Recreation or Arts Association activities, and 40 more families can afford to put a quality and nutritious meal on their dinner tables."