CORDELE, GA (WALB) - There is some good economic news. The largest trailer manufacturer in the United States is about to open a manufacturing facility in Cordele.
The Big Tex trailer company will hire 130 people to work in a manufacturing, distribution and sales center its putting in two empty buildings in Cordele's industrial park.
The close proximity to I-75 was a key reason they decided to locate in Crisp County. The company makes cargo, horse and dump trailers for individuals and companies.
"The jobs are very important to us. It's 130 jobs to start. We look at that from a standpoint that's 130 families that will have an income coming in. Especially with our unemployment being at 9.1 percent now. It fits right with the skill sets of the workers that we have in the area," said Bruce Drennan, Cordele/Crisp County IDC Executive Director.
The facility will offer jobs in production, maintenance, sales and administration.
They'll start hiring in the next 30 to 60 days. It will probably be 5 or 6 months before they start making trailers.
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