Grant & Loan Awards: Irwin County


Irwin County

Equity Fund: $500,000

Awarded: 01/30/2007

Applicant: Ben Hill-Irwin Area Joint Development Authority

Equity funds to assist with the acquisition of two vacant buildings totaling 131,000 square-feet on a 10-acre lot to be used by Frontier Cargo, Inc.'s new cargo trailer manufacturing operation in the City of Ocilla. Frontier Cargo, owned by local investor Dr. Mahendra Amin, is a new company formed in November 2005 that manufacturers cargo trailers. The company was originally an affiliate of Down To Earth, Inc., of Baxley. Currently, Frontier Cargo employs 50 and leases space in one of the two buildings that it wishes to purchase with Equity loan funds. The leased space is insufficient to accommodate anticipated growth which will include an additional 50 employees. This project is expected to create a total of 100 jobs.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $8,930,000

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