Linzer Products Bringing 200 New Jobs To Metter

Yesterday, Gov. Deal shared that Linzer Products Corporation will create 200 new jobs and invest $4 million in Candler County by 2016.  Linzer Products is a major manufacturer in the paint brush and roller industry with existing operations in California, New York, New Hampshire, and Illinois. Metter will become their first enterprise in the Southeast and will be its largest operation in the United States when their new 222,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center is opened.

Governor Deal:

“Our pro-business climate, highly-skilled workforce and manufacturing infrastructure continue to attract top-notch companies like Linzer to Georgia. Metter is an ideal location that will allow Linzer to continue growing as a leader in the paint manufacturing industry. With this new facility, Linzer is utilizing Georgia’s competitive assets while yielding economic benefits for the Candler County community.”

Brent Swenson, president of Linzer Products:

“This investment is key to meeting the needs of our customers, allowing us to produce high-quality products with greater efficiency and to deliver those products quickly throughout the Southeast region of the United States. We’re also pleased to contribute to the economic growth of this community.”

Metter Mayor Billy Trapnell:

“We are excited to welcome Linzer to Metter and Candler County. They are a great international corporation that produces quality products used worldwide. To have them locate their newest plant here, which will be their largest in the United States, is wonderful news. It has been a pleasure to work with their entire team in reaching this decision. We are confident that the Linzer products made in ‘Metter’ will without a doubt be not only ‘better,’ but the best in the paint products industry.”

7 comments

  1. Ellynn says:

    Where exactly in the Metter metropolitan area are they building this facility? Thing is bigger then the K-8 and the high school.

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    $4M for a 222,000 sq ft facility work out to $18 a sq foot, so presumably they’ll occupy one of the empty economic development building so common in south Georgia.

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