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Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst and Denton

McPherson Manufacturing

McPherson Manufacturing

In June 2007, the Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst and Denton was awarded $500,000 in OneGeorgia Equity loan funds to assist with the acquisition of a 140,000 SF industrial/commercial building located on 4 acres in Hazlehurst to support the relocation and expansion of McPherson Manufacturing Corporation. The company, committing to investing $500,000 and creating 100 new jobs, would move their existing Alamo, Denton and Hazlehurst operations into one of five buildings located on a 4-acre lot within an 11-acre industrial site owned by the Joint Development Authority.

In addition to supporting the expansion of McPherson, the project also provides an opportunity to revitalize a Brownfield site (formerly operated by Alco Controls) that has been vacant for a number of years.

McPherson Manufacturing Corporation is a family-owned die cut and stamped parts fabricator in business since 1979. The company specializes in die cut electrical insulation and contract assembly. They make electronic controls for the HVAC industry and provide die cut parts for Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs). McPherson is a recognized Underwriters Laboratories (UL) sub-contractor for the electrical industry. Customers include many Fortune 500 Companies.   UPDATE:  As of July 2009, the building acquisition and construction are complete. McPherson has increased its projections of jobs by fifty percent by creating 150 new jobs and more than doubled its expected private investment to $1,024,200.

According to Keith Carter, the Executive Director of the Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst and Denton, “McPherson Manufacturing Corporation is a valuable contributor to the economic productivity of our community and continues to seek growth opportunities while providing jobs for the local area.”


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