Two firms planning to locate in Coweta

By W. WINSTON SKINNER
winston@newnan.com
Greg Wright, director of the Coweta County Development Authority, told the authority on Thursday that two new companies are locating in the area.
Wright talked about Custom Molded Products and about Air Power and Hydraulics. CMP supplies component parts for the pool and spa industry. Based in Tyrone, the company was founded in 1989. 
CMP has purchased the former Rite Aid building on Herring Road in Shenandoah Industrial Park. “They’re renovating the building now,” Wright said.
Wright said the plastics firm will bring around 50 jobs to Coweta. The company will be in operation “within the next few months,” Wright said.
Air Power has its headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland. “This is going to be their first” location “outside of Scotland,” Wright said.

He said the Scottish company is expected to lease space in Coweta initially.

During the past month, the development authority has been contacted about five new projects. One company is looking at an 11,000-square-foot building for a distribution operation. Another is looking for 30,000 to 50,000 square feet of space for a manufacturing operation.

A broker has contacted CCDA with an interest in 30,000 to 35,000 square feet for a manufacturing operation. An international concern that already has a sales office in Georgia has expressed interest in setting up a manufacturing facility.

Wright said the development authority also is working with a developer on a corporate office relocation. Several sites in metro Atlanta are being considered for that project.

Three existing companies are also looking at possible expansion projects.



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