Butts County Development Authority announced last week that New York-based ADVANCE TABCO will expand operations at the company’s Jackson facility. The company manufactures and distributes stainless steel sinks, worktables, dish tables, hand sinks, aluminum baking pans and a variety of other fabricated items for the foodservice industry. ADVANCE TABCO will add to the existing workforce of about 48 to create a total of 60 jobs at this facility along with transportation and service positions.
“ADVANCE TABCO is excited about growing our manufacturing facility in Jackson, Ga. The local community has shown us overwhelming support as we move forward with our initial expansion,” said Bill Vultaggio, vice president of operations at ADVANCE TABCO. “Local officials, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and this strategic location worked hand-in-hand to create a mutually beneficial business environment that led us to our decision to grow in Georgia.”
“ADVANCE TABCO has been a great corporate citizen here for many years and we couldn’t be happier for their growth,” said Bryan Bush, chairman of the Development Authority of Butts County. “ Butts County is proud of the many organizations and agencies that worked to help them expand in Jackson . The Development Authority and the Board of Commissioners demonstrated their commitment to economic development by working together with everyone involved. In looking forward to the new job opportunities, Butts County is committed to collaborating with Southern Crescent Technical College to utilize the readily available workforce.”
During the expansion, Ken Nicholson, plant manager, was appointed to serve on the Industry Advisory Committee at Southern Crescent Technical College. “Ken’s years of experience and understanding of the need of our graduates makes him a valuable asset to the College,” said Steve Cromer, Dean of Industrial Programs.
Butts County partnered with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) to manage the ADVANCE TABCO expansion process. GDEcD statewide project manager E. Jane Caraway managed this project on behalf of the state.
“The Advanced TABCO expansion is another important example of how companies that make up Georgia’s existing industry base continue to yield meaningful opportunities for the people and communities of our state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Cummiskey. “This expansion is a great marker of the types of results we aggressively pursue in our economic development strategy to be among the best and most competitive places for business.”
About ADVANCE TABCO: Since 1929 ADVANCE TABCO® has been the number one manufacturer of stainless steel sinks, worktables, dish tables, hand sinks, aluminum baking pans and a variety of other fabricated items for the foodservice industry. ADVANCE TABCO manufactures a full line of stainless steel items for commercial markets (Plumbing, clean room, pharmaceutical labs and material handling). ADVANCE TABCO has over 1/2 million square feet of distribution and manufacturing space strategically located across the country in Georgia, Texas, Nevada, New York, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.