JONESBORO — Low Temp Industries has opened a new 17.5-acre facility in Jonesboro.

The company, which has been in business in Clayton County since 1947, makes custom counters and mechanical serving technologies. The 172,000-square-foot facility was built in just 10 months, opening in November 2018.

LTI dedicated the new building at 1947 Bill Casey Parkway, which replaces its former home on Tara Boulevard, to its past and current employees.

It also recognized Specialty Rolled Metals, its stainless steel supplier, as 2018 Supplier of the Year.

At the celebration, keynoted by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, over 400 employees, elected officials and guests enjoyed food from the Varsity and Chick-fil-A. Clayton County Commissioner Felicia Franklin Warner sang the National Anthem and “God Bless America.”

Carr praised the company for staying in Clayton County.

“It takes a different level of satisfaction for a company with established roots, who can look around to go anywhere they want, to decide to stay here where they are,” Carr said.

However, the company’s success is best measured “by the people who work there, not necessarily by their bottom line sales,” according to Clayton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeff Turner.

Jonesboro Mayor Joy Day called the event “a day of thankfulness.”

City Manager Ricky Clark added, “It’s a day of wins for our county, and it’s a day worth celebrating for our city.”

LTI employs about 165 welders, electricians and other skilled laborers who create custom steel counters, serving lines and other restaurant equipment.

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