Grant & Loan Awards: Crisp County


Crisp County

EDGE Fund: $360,000

Awarded: 06/30/2010

Applicant: Crisp County-Cordele Industrial Development Authority

EDGE grant funds of $360,000 are awarded to assist with the location of a manufacturing and distribution facility for Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. (Big Tex). Big Tex is a leading manufacturer of flatbed utility, equipment and dump trailers in the United States. The Company is expanding into the Southeastern United States to gain market share by locating in two existing buildings that consist of 178,000 square-feet on 56 acres in Cordele’s Industrial Park. Big Tex began operations in 1981 in Texas and has manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and sales outlet stores in several states including: Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana and California. The Company has 700 employees.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $10,942,500

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