U.S. Rep. Collins Visits Stephens County
Eaton plant manager Bill Hayford said he appreciated the opportunity to show Collins and the other officials on hand the quality of work done by the approximately 150 employees at the facility. “I wanted him to see the pride and the engagement that the employees here in Stephens County and the north Georgia area have in what they do here at the Eaton Aerospace plant,” Hayford said. “They are very proud of what they do, and we are proud of them because they do a great job here.” Collins was very impressed with the Eaton plant and added that the pride the employees there take in their work is evident. "You come to plants like this, and it is what I believe in,” Collins said. “It is what I believe government ought to look for — people who get up every day and they take pride in their work, and they enjoy telling people about it. When I come to plants like this, it just shows and that gives me a boost to go back into the Washington mix and say that people are depending on you (Congress).”
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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