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$750M home manufacturing facility coming to Georgia, 1,400 promised jobs


On Wednesday, Governor Brian Kemp announced a building manufacturer will soon call south Georgia its home.

According to a news release from the Governor’s office , Finland-based Admares is set open a $750 million manufacturing facility in Waycross.

The company, which specializes in industrialized manufacturing of buildings and houses , expects the factory to employ more than 1,400 workers.

“Projects like this prove that in every part of the state, Georgia has what job creators look for,” Gov. Kemp said in a statement. “We’re proud to welcome ADMARES to the No. 1 state for business and thankful for their decision to locate in a rural part of Georgia, as so many other companies have done in recent years.”

The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Zachary Hansen reports that they project will be Admares’ first U.S.-based operation “as the company looks to move its headquarters stateside.”

Kemp celebrated the news, underscoring that more work is needed to deliver cheaper housing options across Georgia due to inadequate supply and heightened housing costs: “This project will not only bring more opportunities to hardworking Georgians, it will also help innovate the home building industry at a time when we need more rural workforce housing.”

Founded in 2014, Hansen adds that Admares officials say they are “applying their Scandinavian expertise in shipbuilding to the homebuilding sector, building homes at factories and transporting them to neighborhoods.”

The company’s buildings have also been used in the hospitality sector, Hansen explains. According to a news release , founder and CEO of Admares, Mikael Hedberg, said that automation allows for higher efficiency and lower costs. Read more here .

The AJC contributed to this story.

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