The Meriwether County Board of Commissioners and the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority are pleased to announce that the Reinforced Earth Company will re-locate their southeast facility to Greenville, Georgia.  The company will purchase 20.607 acres of property in the Greenville North Industrial Park.  The site is located on McLaughlin Road.  Meriwether County owns the property in this park and put together a deal that was suitable to all involved.   The Reinforced Earth Company has agreed to pay for the paving of the road from the Animal Shelter to their property. 

 The Reinforced Earth Company will be re-locating from Newnan, Georgia.  The company produces custom made concrete retaining walls and support structures for interstate systems, highways, bridges, railroads and mass transit systems.  This facility will serve all of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina. RECo has completed more than 45,000 reinforced earth walls across the US.  They have offices throughout the United States.  The company began in 1957.  They are the market leader of the MSE (Mechanically Stabilized Earth) retaining wall industry.

RECo has built a reputation for engineering excellence, architectural creativity and an unyielding focus on quality and customer support in all 50 states.

 The company will construct their office, shop and a break room on the property.  Outside storage is a must for the large manufactured components. Reinforced Earth will employ 40 with a potential to grow to 50 employees in the near future. 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 27, 2017 

THE REINFORCED EARTH COMPANY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RE-LOCATE TO GREENVILLE, GEORGIA

Alfred McCoy, Meriwether County Commissioner, Jack Stewart, Divisional Sales Manager Reinforced Earth, Buddy Beard, Divisional Manager, Reinforced Earth, Beth Hadley, Chairman Meriwether County Commission, Shirley Hines, Meriwether County Commission, Kevin Hummel, Plant Manager Reinforced Earth.Type your paragraph here.

Kevin Hummel, Plant Manager and Jack Stewart, Regional Manager worked with the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority and Meriwether County to locate a site that would be suitable for their project.  Construction will begin immediately and should be completed by the end of 4th quarter, 2017.

Jack Stewart, Regional Manager of The Reinforced Earth Company stated:  “We are very impressed with the way in which Meriwether County representatives have operated during our negotiations.  We have been welcomed with open arms.  We look forward to getting started.  We hope to be a strong contributor and good neighbor for many years to come”.

Beth Hadley, Chairman of the Meriwether County Commission stated: “I am pleased that RECo has chosen to re-locate here and we welcome them to Meriwether County.  This is coming to fruition because of the joint efforts of the Board of Commissioners, Industrial Development Authority and of course, The Reinforced Earth Company.  I appreciate everyone who has worked diligently over the last few months to make this happen.   Not only does this move create jobs for our area, it also places an additional property on our tax digest.  It is a win-win for all of us in Meriwether County”. 

Robert Moreland, Chairman of the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority stated:  “We are extremely proud that Reinforced Earth made the decision to come to Meriwether County.  I would like to thank Theron Gay, County Administrator and Jane Fryer, President of the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority for their work on this project.   We look forward to working with Reinforced Earth and helping them get established in the Greenville North Industrial Park.”

For more information, contact:

Jane Fryer, President, Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority
j.fryer@meriwethercountyga.gov
(706) 672-3467

Kevin Hummel, Plant Manager Reinforced Earth Company, Jane Fryer, President Meriwether County Development Authority, Buddy Beard, Operations Manager, Robert Moreland, Chairman, Meriwether County Development Authority.