Curt Wiley, Chief of Staff of USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperative Services in Washington, D.C., will be in Randolph County to visit with three business owners who have benefitted from recent funding to create jobs.
The celebration and facility tour will be at RockWater (also known as Peerless Manufacturing) on U.S. Highway 82 in Shellman at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday.
RockWater is among three businesses in the area that recently received funding through USDA Rural Development’s Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program – two through Recovery Act and one through regular funding.
The businesses are:
RockWater – $3,400,000 in Recovery Act Funding. Saves 33 jobs.
Piggly Wiggly (Southside Plaza Developers, Inc.) – $1,675,000 in Recovery Act funding. Expected to create 10 new jobs and save 26.
A.G. Daniel Company, LLC – $3,700,000 in regular funds. Expected to create 20 new jobs and save 75.