Grant & Loan Awards: Muscogee County


Muscogee County

EDGE Fund: $610,000

Awarded: 12/17/2004

Applicant: Columbus, Development Authority of

EDGE funds to assist with land and building acquisition for the establishment of a regional headquarters for Waggoners Trucking Company (WTC), the largest non-union trucking company in the U.S. The Waggoners Trucking Company is a family-owned business that specializes in auto transport and transportation services to the oil field industry. WTC, headquartered in Billings, Montana, employs over 1,500 and has a a nationwide fleet of 1,000 auto transporters. As a result of increased automotive industries and their suppliers moving to the Southeast, WTC realized the importance of being in close proximity to its customers. The facility will be located on the former Lummus property on 43 acres, it and will house WTC's Southeastern Regional Headquarters and southeast terminal, recruitment/training center, refurbishing/remanufacturing operations and the national parts distribution center. Columbus is in competition with Birmingham, Alabama. The project will create at least 150 new jobs and up to 300 auto transport jobs within four years.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $6,310,000

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