Right to Work Georgia the Perfect Place for Business

Georgia is a great place to locate a business, as a result of its Right to Work laws. Some of the most recent Right to Work Georgia investments are coming from Duluth Trading Company and WebstaurantStore, as well as AFB International. Each of these companies will be adding new locations within the state. And as a result, they will create a total of 613 new jobs. So this is exciting news for the state’s economy!

Duluth Trading Company:

Duluth Trading Company is investing $53 million toward a new facility in Right to Work Adairsville, Georgia. This will also create 300 new jobs!

“We are thrilled to open Duluth Trading’s first-ever automated fulfillment center in Adairsville, Georgia.. […] With an expanded fulfillment network and state-of-the-art robotics, this new facility positions us to better serve our customers nationwide all while adding hundreds of new jobs to the Bartow County community.” […]

“Duluth Trading is a unique, recognizable national brand, and we are excited they have chosen Georgia for their first distribution center of its kind for the company. […] Georgia’s logistics industry created the third most jobs last fiscal year. Our logistics advantage is further supplemented by the Georgia Center of Innovation, which works to foster growth in key industries using research-driven strategies and a wide network of public and private partners. Congratulations to our partners in Bartow County and metro Atlanta for bringing new jobs and opportunities to their communities.” […]

“This announcement is great news for metro Atlanta and we welcome Duluth Trading Company’s investment in Bartow County, […] Metro Atlanta’s expertise in logistics coupled with an infrastructure designed to reach major population centers creates undoubted access for Duluth Trading Company to grow. Additionally, Atlanta’s strength as a technology hub will be a great asset to Duluth Trading Company as they implement the latest supply chain technology solutions.”



WebstaurantStore is creating 213 new jobs in Right to Work Bryan County, Georgia as a result of an $87 million investment toward a new facility.

“WebstaurantStore is a proven partner for the State of Georgia, and we’re excited they have chosen to expand their presence here for the fourth time. […] Companies recognize that Georgia’s logistics assets and geographic position put them in close proximity to 80 percent of U.S. consumers and gateways to international markets. We appreciate our partners at the Georgia Ports Authority and in Bryan County for their continued dedication to supporting Georgia’s communities.” […]

“The expansion of existing businesses in Georgia is equally important as the attraction of new employers to the state. […] At GPA, we are proud to help support the success of outstanding companies such as WebstaurantStore as they grow their footprint and jobs base in Georgia.”

“We are excited to have WestaurantStore joining our existing industry base. […] In addition to creating over 200 jobs, the company plans to pay very strong wages. These are great opportunities for the residents of Bryan County and the region, and we would just like to welcome WebstaurantStore to our community.”


AFB International:

AFB International is investing $79 million in order to establish operations in Right to Work Columbus, Georgia. This will create 100 new jobs!

“AFB is excited to become part of the Columbus community. […] We are proud of the work we’ve done since 1986 to make pet food taste great, and pleased to continue our growth with the talented workforce in the Columbus region. For AFB, this plant is key to fulfilling our commitment to be the most responsive and reliable supplier of pet food palatant solutions in the world.” […]

“AFB perfectly aligns with Georgia’s spirit of collaboration and innovation, and we are excited for the jobs and opportunities their new facility will create for local communities. […] Urgency of customer demand has been a key challenge for many companies in the last year. We are grateful for our partners in Columbus for investing in speed-to-market solutions like the GRAD program, and we look forward to AFB’s future success in Georgia!” […]

“As a global science and technology leader, AFB will be a great partner for our community. […] We are extremely excited about this announcement today because growing Columbus and creating jobs for this community is our top priority.”


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