View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Most Popular Articles

There are no articles at this time.

Business moving here

Has potential to bring new jobs

POSTED: March 27, 2013 4:00 a.m.

A nationwide manufacturer of custom hotel and hospitality millwork announced last week it will relocate to Dawson County.

"We're excited to be coming home to Dawson County," said Eric Sutton, president of Five Star Architectural, an industry leader in commercial and residential cabinetry.

Currently based in Gainesville, the company is set to break ground April 8 on a 22,000-square-foot manufacturing facility off Grizzle Road in Grogan Business Park.

Sutton said the transition could be complete by September.

"There will be 14 employees that will be moving to our new building, and they're all from the Dawson and Forsyth County area," Sutton said.

A planned expansion in the next few years could also mean 10 to 12 more new jobs, Sutton said.

Charlie Auvermann, executive director of the Development Authority of Dawson County, said Sutton's decision is further proof that the Ga. 400 corridor is a hub for industrial growth.

"We've had several new businesses make announcements that they are coming to Dawson County in recent months," Auvermann said. "This is another example that new businesses are interested in Dawson County."

Sutton agreed the new location's proximity to Ga. 400 was a major factor in the decision to relocate.

"Being close to the 400 corridor makes it easily accessible to the Atlanta area for our suppliers and for product shipping. That's a huge convenience," he said.

Sutton and his wife, Allison, have lived in Dawson County since 2000. They have two children, Collin and Carley.

"This is our hometown. We're excited to be part of the community we live in. It's always been a goal of ours to be in Dawson County," he said.

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Tigers take down Warriors
Cullen Reed sinks free thro...
Lady Tigers win at home ove...
Emma Brown dribbles past a ...
Local teen collects donatio...
Shannon Porter, second from...
Seniors mimic masters with ...
The senior center held thei...
Robinson teacher finds her ...
Brittany Bronson poses with...
Jack Trammell named Hugh O’...
Priscilla Taylor of the Wom...
Don't rain on our parade
Children posed with the Gri...
City seeks to save longtime...
Plennie Robinson’s old home...
Tigers get win over Northvi...
The Dawson County Tigers pl...
Lady Tigers fall short agai...
Kati Brady brings the ball ...
 

Please wait ...