Grant & Loan Awards: Putnam County


Putnam County

EDGE Fund: $350,000

Awarded: 02/25/2004

Applicant: Putnam Development Authority

EDGE funds to assist with the purchase of equipment that will support the relocation of the Pennsylvania distribution center to the current Eatonton distribution center for Haband Company. Haband, a 78-year old family business, serves over five million customers directly by U.S. mail. Haband offers a full line of men's and women's apparel and accessories. Eatonton, Putnam County is in competition with Charleston, South Carolina. The project will create an additional 125 jobs while retaining the existing 269 jobs at the Eatonton distribution facility and the existing 250 jobs at the call center in Athens, Georgia.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $2,778,000

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