24 Sep 2015
September 24, 2015 – Governor Nathan Deal announced today during an economic development mission to Germany that Sandler AG, a German textile supplies, will complete construction of a manufacturing plant in Perry, Georgia. This represents an investment of more than $30 million and will create more than 140 new jobs in Houston County.
“Sandler’s leadership team in Germany is taking advantage of a significant opportunity for growth in Georgia,” said Deal. “We have the capability to provide them with access to a skilled workforce, a distribution-friendly location and a strong pro-business climate. These factors were key in Sandler’s decision to come to Georgia, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact this project will have on our state.”
Sandler is a privately-held, family-owned company that supplies textiles to international manufacturers, including a number of American Fortune 500 companies. The new Georgia facility will function as a production plant, warehouse and base for national sales and distribution. Sandler will begin recruiting employees and filling jobs for the facility in early 2016.
“We are proud to have a company of this caliber locate in our
Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development certified industrial park,” said Houston County Development Authority Chairman Mark Byrd. “This project is an example of our community and a company coming together with the ultimate goal of bringing quality jobs to our citizens. We are excited to see the relationship that has evolved with Sandler over the past few months continue to flourish.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Senior Project Manager Nico Wijnberg is Georgia’s representive for the project and has worked closely with Electric Cities of Georgia and the Houston County Development Authority throughout development and early construction.