Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission President Ted Clem speaks to the board about two new corporate expansions that should generate 50 jobs for Albany.
ALBANY — Economic development officials on Wednesday touted the expansion of two Albany businesses that could mean 50 new jobs.
Unifirst, a uniform and laundry business, is consolidating part of its Southeastern operations by expanding its Albany business. The company is investing millions of dollars and creating 40 new jobs, Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission President Ted Clem said Wednesday.
Dominion Chemical has also acquired Frontier Wax in what EDC officials say is a $1.2 million investment. That move is expected to create 10 jobs, Clem says.
The EDC worked with both companies to ensure they were able to navigate state and federal environmental regulations and various permitting issues that helped solidify their decisions to expand, Clem said.
Currently, the EDC is actively working on 28 prospects for economic development opportunities, which is up from 15 in October 2010.
Additionally, Clem announced that an Albany-based chemical company has been recognized by the state for its efforts in global commerce.
Sasco Chemical Group won the International Trade Category of the 2011 Governor’s International Awards for business connections made in Mexico as the company seeks to expand its global operations.
A family-owned company that was started in 1948, Sasco just recently opened a 10,000 square-foot facility in Macon and is using the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Albany-Dougherty EDC to reach-out globally to a growing market, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.