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ASI Southeast is Making Progress on Their Expansion

December 2, 2015

Over 91,000 cubic yards of dirt have been moved along with a fair amount of rock.  The 112,000 square foot building constructed and designed by the J. Davis team started earlier this year and has current plans to be completed before March 2016.  Joel Davis, president of J. Davis Construction, a full service GA Licensed General Contractor says “We love working for ASI Southeast and in North Georgia.  They are perfect customers.  The entire process from starting the design through working with all of the governing agencies has been a great experience.  We were honored to have been selected for this project and look forward to further opportunities to serve the area.”

ASI Southeast manufactures and distributes the highest quality and widest selection of Washroom Accessories, Toilet Partitions and Lockers in the world.  They employ over 1,000 people, with the largest group being located in Stephens County, GA, USA.   “ASI Southeast is proud to be working with the J Davis company on the new expansion as we continue our growth in Toccoa Stephens County”, said Doug Hitchon, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer for ASI Southeast.  “We echo Joel’s sentiments that the City and County government in Toccoa-Stephens County are strong partners to our business and the leadership of the Stephens County Development Authority works for the citizens to establish itself as one of the best in the state of Georgia.”

“It’s exciting to see the progress being made on ASI’s expansion project”, Brian Akin, Chairman of the SCDA said.  “Any time an established industry is growing and making new investments in the community, there is certainly reason for excitement.  All of us at the SCDA look forward to seeing this project come to fruition and doing our part to ensure that ASI continues to be successful in Stephens County.”

Stephens County Development Authority is a constitutional development authority in the state of Georgia to encourage and support expansion and development of industrial and commercial facilities in Stephens County, Georgia so as to promote employment.  Learn more at

The ASI Southeast, formally known as Gem Industries, expansion announced earlier this year has begun to take shape despite the weather.  

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The SCDA is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses including industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters and customer service centers. It also provides support and assistance with all other types of economic development projects.

The SCDA also works with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of all new jobs in Georgia come as a result of existing industry expansion.

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