Grant & Loan Awards: Lowndes County


Lowndes County

EDGE Fund: $200,000

Awarded: 07/11/2007

Applicant: Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority

EDGE funds to assist with the acquisition of two existing buildings situated on 6.4 acres in the Azalea City Industrial Park to locate a sprinkler manufacture to Valdosta. This acquisition is in support of the location of Roberts Irrigation Products, Inc. (RIP), a recently acquired subsidiary of Deere and Company, to the Southeast which will allow additional capacity and close proximity to an existing and developing customer base. RIP, started in 1968, is a privately held company based in San Marcos, California. The Company sells 19 products in the agricultural and horticultural industries in 40 countries and is a recognized industry leader.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $5,793,610

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