Oldcastle APG’s lawn & garden division expands to Floyd county
Oldcastle APG’s Lawn & Garden division announced plans today to expand their market reach and capacity with the addition of a new bagging plant in Floyd County, Georgia. APG will begin construction in March with plans to open in September 2021 and provide finished product by Spring 2022.
“Our search to develop a second lawn and garden manufacturing site in Georgia to service our growing customer base spanned more than 12 Northwest Georgia counties,” said Tim Ortman, President of Oldcastle APG. “Throughout our search, representatives from Floyd County exhibited great interest and support for our project. They worked tirelessly to bring APG to Rome, Georgia.”
Oldcastle APG is a leading provider of outdoor living and building materials, with industry-leading positions in concrete masonry, hardscapes, bagged dry mixes, lawn and garden, and composite decking. APG’s brand portfolio includes Sakrete concrete mixes, Amerimix mortars, and Belgard hardscapes. APG is a subsidiary of CRH, the world’s leading building materials business, employing approximately 79,200 people at over 3,100 operating locations in 30 countries worldwide.
The company is purchasing approximately 40 acres on New Calhoun Road in north Floyd County to expand their current operations in Shady Dale, Georgia. At full capacity, APG will employ up to 50 people at their Floyd County facility where they plan to manufacture bagged consumer lawn and garden products, such as colored mulch and potting soils, for distribution to retailers throughout the Southeast.
“Oldcastle APG is part of a well-established company, and they are bringing above-average jobs to Floyd County. I have enjoyed working with the APG team to help bring them to Floyd County. It is with pleasure that we welcome another global company to our manufacturing community, and I look forward to a long and successful relationship,” said Missy Kendrick, President of the Rome Floyd County Development Authority. The Rome Floyd County Development Authority partnered with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Georgia Power to assist in the location.