Grant & Loan Awards: Upson County


Upson County

EDGE Fund: $375,000

Awarded: 12/08/2010

Applicant: Thomaston Upson County IDA-AHS

EDGE grant funds of $375,000 will be used to support the location of AHS Animal Health and Sciences, Inc. AHS, a biochemical manufacturer, will occupy an existing 275,000 SF facility on 90 acres of land within the Thomaston-Upson County Industrial Park. The parent company of AHS, Apollo Technologies, Inc., has been in business since 1970 and is the largest contract packager of products that protect small and large animals such as dogs, cats, equine, farm and dairy animals from a wide range of pests. Pet care spending has nearly quadrupled from $17 billion in 1994 to $65 billion for 2009 and is expected to continue to grow. The Thomaston facility plans to manufacture a new line of highest quality, non-toxic, biodegradable chemicals to be used in the animal health industry. Completion of the first production line is scheduled for January 2011.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $8,516,640

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