A Smyrna-based manufacturer is expanding into Thomaston.
Animal Health Sciences has purchased the former Yamaha Music Manufacturing facility in Upson County, according to a news release from real estate broker Art Barry III, with Coldwell Banker Commercial Eberhardt & Barry Inc., who represented Yamaha in the sale. Barry declined to disclose the purchase price.
Animal Health Sciences, which manufactures various products for domestic pets and livestock/equine care, is expected to employ more than 100 people at the 275,000-square-foot facility, the release stated. It is expected to begin production later this year. The company has more than 400 employees at its Smyrna facility.
The $20 million expansion includes furniture, fixtures and equipment and “the economic impact in payroll will be $8 million,” Barry said. “It’s a big deal.”
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Yamaha closed the plant in 2007, the release stated.