New manufacturing plant opening in Macon

A Florida manufacturing company plans to open a plant in Macon.

Guard-Building, LLC plans to hire 25 employees and invest $2 million in the facility located at 1564 Waterville Road, Pat Topping, senior vice president for the Macon Economic Development Company, said Wednesday.

Topping said Economic Development officials began discussions with Guard-Buildings President John Shults in June and the process advanced quickly.

"He's moving equipment in now and has already hired a couple of people," Toppng said. "He plans to hire up to 40 or 50 people. He likes to hire veterans."

According to a company news release, Guard-Buildings has "supplied high-quality, pre-engineered, all-structural framed, pre-fabricated guard houses, attendant booths and weather shelters" to a variety of customers including military, residential and municipalities.

"We are really excited to get production started in Macon," Shults said. "Macon-Bibb has worked well with us and has a good enthusiastic workforce."

Mayor Robert Reichert said he's thrilled Guard-Building is locating a plant here.

"They are a thriving and successful company and have a reputation for excellence," Reichert said. "I'm grateful to the Macon Economic Development Commission for introducing them to our community and explaining why we will be a great location."



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