Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Aluminum extrusion company to open in Tifton

BRT Extrusions Inc. announced plans to locate a new facility in Tifton, creating up to 146 jobs and investing $6 million.

“Georgia continues to be a strong draw for manufacturers such as BRT Extrusions,” said Ken Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Our skilled workforce, business-friendly environment and strong transportation network mean that manufacturers can produce a quality product at a competitive price to ship to their customers across the globe.”

Niles, Ohio-based BRT Extrusions plans to open Tifton Extrusions in the former Tifton Aluminum building in the Tift County Industrial Park this summer. The company will manufacture aluminum extrusions for a variety of industries including door and window manufacturers, pool companies and the lighting industry.

The company expects to create 61 jobs in the first year and reach an approximate staffing level of 146 within four years.

“We were looking for a space that would suit our needs and help bring value to our customers, and the former Tifton Aluminum building was perfect,” said BRT Extrusions president Roy E. Smith. “We’ve spent quite a bit of time in Tifton and it’s a great place to do business.”

“We’ve been very impressed with BRT Extrusions and we’re glad that we could partner with them to help bring them to Tift County,” said Greg Sowell, chairman of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce. “These are good jobs and this company is solid and expanding. As always, a lot of local folks worked together to help make this happen and we will benefit from having more jobs and another strong corporate partner in Tift County.”

Michelle Shaw was project manager for the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

BRT Extrusions Inc. based in Niles, Ohio, was founded and began operations in 2004 by President Roy E. Smith and Vice President William A. Fusco and has provided quality products and services to the aluminum extrusion industry. Its experienced staff and quality-minded production processes ensure that customers get a quality product for a competitive price and on time.

Tifton Extrusions will be taking applications for salaried and hourly positions at the plant site at 250 Southwell Boulevard today until 7 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday next week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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