Grant & Loan Awards: Washington County


Washington County

EDGE Fund: $500,000

Awarded: 07/11/2007

Applicant: Washington County, Development Authority of

EDGE funds to assist with site preparation costs for the construction of a manufacturing facility to support the location of Trojan Battery Company (TBC), a leading manufacturer of deep cycle (long-life) battery technology, to Washington County. TBC will construct a 132,000 SF facility situated on 42 acres in the Sandersville Industrial Park. The Sandersville facility will manufacture 6, 8 and 12 volt deep cycle batteries that will be used by the golf cart industry. The Company has an existing Georgia facility located in Lithonia that employs 365. TBC, a privately-held company started in 1925, employs a total of 600 people including its corporate headquarters located in Santa Fe Springs, California and in Lithonia, Georgia. The Company’s battery products are used in aerial work platforms (lighting), floor machines, golf and utility vehicles, boats, recreational vehicles and solar platforms. In addition, its products are sold worldwide through an extensive dealer network.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $34,780,000

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