VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority welcomed a new company to the Hahira Business Park Thursday morning.
Metal Benderz is a Georgia-based company that designs and manufactures cold-formed steel framing systems. The company plans to move into the former Wireco building that has been empty for the past decade. Right now, it's renovating the 62,000 square foot space.
Metal Benderz spent months scouting for the perfect location, and company officials said Hahira gives them exactly what they were looking for.
"It goes to show that South Georgia is ready to accommodate a multitude of businesses and we have an environment here that's conducive for small businesses can come and expand their operations," said Development Authority Chairman Tom Call.
Company officials hope to be fully operational by June 1. They expect to hire about 50 new employees over the 2 years.