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Ohio company opening Braselton facility

BRASELTON -- Dayton Superior, an Ohio-based manufacturer of construction products, will locate one of its primary manufacturing and distribution facilities in Braselton in Jackson County, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday.

With this project, the company will create 90 direct jobs in its first year of operations and will invest approximately $15 million in the region's economy, according to a news release. The company will add an additional 50 jobs in its second year.

"Georgia's location and skilled work force makes the state an ideal location for manufacturing and distribution operations like Dayton Superior's," Perdue said. "I look forward to the positive economic impact the company will bring to the Braselton community and our state."

The Dayton Superior Braselton location represents a major investment for the company, which plans to make the 192,000-square-foot facility its primary manufacturing and distribution center in the Southeast, the news release states.

"When we considered how to position our company for long-term growth, operations and location were a key factor," said Rick Zimmerman, Dayton Superior president and chief executive officer. "We wanted a stronger manufacturing and distribution presence in the Southeast, and our investment in the new Braselton facility in Jackson County was central to that strategy."

This new facility will provide the company with additional capacity to produce its line of concrete accessories and chemicals, and it will include a distribution center, the news release states. Sixty to 70 percent of all the products Dayton Superior offers will be available through its Braselton operation, making it a "one-stop shop" for construction businesses in the Southeast.

Georgia's nationally recognized Quick Start work force training program will assist Dayton Superior's manufacturing operation in preparing new hires for work at the Braselton facility. Quick Start provides customized work force training free of charge as an incentive for companies to create new jobs in Georgia.