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Governor announces over 200 jobs in Bainbridge

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Governor Deal spoke today at Bainbridge College Governor Deal spoke today at Bainbridge College
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

A new company is looking to hire nearly 250 workers in Bainbridge.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Bainbridge Manufacturing LLC will invest $10 million as it relocates to a new headquarters in Decatur County. Deal made the announcement Thursday morning.

The project will create 100 jobs in the first year, with a total of 240 jobs and $100 million investment over the next 10 years.

The company's facility will increase in size by a factor of ten, and will be almost 2 million square feet in size when completed. The new facility will take on production from other Bainbridge Manufacturing plants.

They will build filters, expansion vales, blower motors, driers, hoses, seals, and cooling fans in Decatur County.

CEO Abraham Levy says state economic development official Bill Dobbs made the best pitch.

"On the way to Bainbridge Bill gave me a sheet of paper. It said, 'I Abraham Levy will invest in Georgia.' It had a space in the bottom for my signature." recalled Levy.

The company also plans to establish a partnership with Bainbridge State College, a move Governor Deal praised.

"Thank you for your willingness to use some of our college students in internships. This is an opportunity for them to earn some money. And if they prove to be good employees, I feel certain it will lead to a job," said Gov. Deal.

The company will be one of the most advanced in the industry, shipping to at least 37 countries from its Bainbridge headquarters.

Bainbridge Manufacturing is a 30-year-old privately held company currently headquartered in Miami, and supplies parts to some of the biggest companies in the world, like Nissan, Toyota, Fiat, GM, CAT, and John Deere.

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