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April 30, 2003

Adel - A multi million dollar export project is expected to create more than 100 jobs. Several south Georgia companies are selling and sending their products to the Dominican Republic. International business negotiations started two years ago.

On Wednesday, Dominican Republic delegates visited Adel to see what they are buying. With a U.S. government loan, they will buy products from southwest Georgia to build more than a hundred basketball gyms, five race tracks and 30 gazebos throughout their country.

The project will bring in up to 120 jobs for Adel Steel and Babb International, but it will also help those overseas. Translator, Manuel Arias, says, "I hope it means the same thing to the Dominican Republic, jobs for the community in Adel, and also small towns in the Dominican Republic, labor to build those places."

Adel Steel and Babb International will supply steel buildings and this lightweight concrete. Eighteen-hundred trucks will ship the products to a Florida port and then shipped by boat to Dominican Republic.

The delegates left Adel and are headed to Disney World.

posted at 6:25PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com