Though numerous businesses continue to struggle through a poor economy, some Columbia County companies recently announced expansions.
Grovetown-based Nutritional Resources Inc. said it will create 15 new jobs, according to a newsletter produced by the Development Authority of Columbia County.
The expansion of the company, which produces dietary foods and beverages, was made possible through the state's QuickStart worker training program, according to the newsletter.
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co. recently announced the sale of lots in its Evan Town Center business and office park. According to the development authority, Blanchard and Calhoun soon will start construction on new offices and laboratories for medical groups, including a women's health center specializing in obstetrics, gynecology and infertility.
One of Harlem's older businesses, Lucky Lady Pecans Co., recently acquired capital equipment to improve the shelling operation, according to the publication.
Chief Financial Officer Ed Wicker said the new machinery should be operational soon.
Construction has started on a 40,000-square-foot vertical bay extension to the manufacturing and warehouse operations of Augusta Sportswear at its facility on Park West Drive.
The company specializes in producing athletic apparel and employs about 300 people in the area.
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