A company that makes meals for senior citizens is bringing more new jobs to Southwest Georgia.
Golden Gourmet broke ground in Americus for a new 48,000 square foot production facility that will add 65 new jobs when completed. The new facility will be across the street from the company's current facility in the Ted Baldwin Business and Technology Park.
"There's a dire need for jobs in Sumter County and this is our home we want it here," said Golden Gourmet CEO Norman Graves.
"They have a great work environment, they're good to their people," said Barbara Grogan with the Americus Sumter Payroll Development Authority. "They have opportunities for them to grow, so it's a great partnership that we can do here."
Golden Gourmet serves over six million meals a year to seniors. The new production lines are scheduled to be finished late next year.