Friday, February 28, 2014
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Clayton News Daily
Recycled Shingle Solutions General Manager Keith Little, right, explains why the company chose to invest $7 million in Clayton County on Thursday. Also pictured is county economic development director Grant Wainscott. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)
MORROW — Clayton County business leaders raised the roof Thursday when they found out a company that makes shingles will invest millions of dollars in the county.
County economic development director Grant Wainscott concluded his first annual economic development update for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce by announcing the arrival of Recycled Shingles Solutions. The company is investing more than $7 million in the county and creating 20 new jobs at a facility on Lee’s Mill Road in Forest Park, he said.
The company’s move to Clayton County has been in the works for months, and commissioners granted the business a tax abatement in December.
“We wanted to make sure everything was settled, that the land was purchased and that we were ready for the announcement,” said Wainscott.
The company’s general manager, Keith Little, said the company was “thrilled” to move to the county, calling it a “wonderful place to be.” The site was chosen through a national search in which transportation access played a key role, he added.
“I-75, I-85 and the international airport really brought us to Clayton County,” Little said.
Wainscott said the business received a 25 percent abatement on its taxes as an incentive to convince its leaders to move to the county. That abatement does not apply to school and fire fund taxes though, he said.