Grant & Loan Awards: Ben Hill County


Ben Hill County

EDGE Fund: $500,000

Awarded: 05/03/2005

Applicant: Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Development Authority

EDGE funds to assist with construction of 22,500 SF of additional space in support of the expansion of American Blanching Company (ABC), an existing peanut processor in Fitzgerald. The company is interested in expanding its facility and adding machinery and equipment as a result of a partnership with Unilever Bestfoods to establish new product lines that will increase its market share. Fitzgerald is in competition with Arkansas and Canada. This project will create 100 new jobs above the existing 161 existing jobs.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $4,187,820

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