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Thomson Plastics project gets OneGeorgia dollars

A $7.2 million project at Thomson Plastics will get $500,000 in state help through the OneGeorgia Authority, according to a press release from the governor's office last week.

The project is two-fold. First, the company will access a nearby rail line to better ship their products to a newly-opened second facility in Sandersville and clients. The project also includes drainage work to alleviate flooding problems around the building on Warrenton Highway. Company officials estimate the project will create 30 new jobs at the plant.

The grant will be facilitated through the Development Authority of McDuffie County. Forward McDuffie Executive Director Don Powers said the group is happy to help a "home-grown success story."

"We are proud to help them in any way we can to lower their costs, stay competitive, and to continue to provide jobs for the county and the region," he said.

Web posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006

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