Grant & Loan Awards: Wilkes County


Wilkes County

EDGE Fund: $100,000

Awarded: 07/07/2009

Applicant: Washington-Wilkes County Payroll Development Authority

EDGE grant funds to assist with building improvements to support the location of Callaway Farms Manufacturing, LLC (CFM), an animal bedding manufacturer, to Washington. The Company plans to rehabilitate an existing 20-acre site previously occupied by International Paper Company Sawmill. CFM is a privately held company that was created in 2007 by three individuals who have over 75 years of agricultural and business experience. The Company’s principal product will be animal bedding for horses that will be made out of pulpwood and unusable timber procured from a five-county area surrounding Wilkes County.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $4,500,000

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