Jackson, Georgia (October 30, 2012) – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and the Butts County Development Authority today announced that the Ohio-based company is expanding its operations at its facility in Jackson, Georgia.
Adding to its existing workforce of approximately 75 associates by creating as many as ten additional jobs, the total capital investment to the area by ScottsMiracle-Gro now totals $6 million.
“Jackson is an ideal location for one of our growing media facilities,” said Dave Swihart, ScottsMiracle-Gro Senior Vice President 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 continues to show continued investment in the Jackson community, while Butts County at-large is seeing companies expanding operations and business within the area.
"ScottsMiracle-Gro is an outstanding corporate citizen for Butts County,” said Bryan Bush, chairman of the Development Authority of Butts County. “This is the second investment ScottsMiracle-Gro has made in Jackson this year, and our community couldn't be more excited. We're happy to be able to help them expand and create jobs."
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.
With approximately $3 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care, with products for professional horticulture as well. The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In the U.S., we operate Scotts LawnService®, the second largest residential lawn care service business. Visit us at www.scotts.com.
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