A-1 Roof Trusses Plans $17M Investment, 130 Jobs in Decatur County

Staff Report From Valdosta CEO

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, plans to invest $17 million and create 130 jobs in a new manufacturing facility in Bainbridge. The Decatur County location will mark the company’s first facility outside of its headquarters in Fort Pierce, Florida.

“We are proud to welcome A-1 Roof Trusses to the Peach State,” said Governor Kemp. “Their decision to bring their operations to Georgia is a testament to our top-notch workforce, pro-business environment, and unmatched access to major metropolitan areas throughout the Southeast. I look forward to the opportunities this expansion will create for hardworking Georgians in Bainbridge and Southwest Georgia.”

When fully completed, the new 150,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will help A-1 Roof Trusses better serve customers as the company continues to grow throughout the southeastern United States.

“We are ecstatic about partnering with Georgia and the Bainbridge local community,” said John R. Herring, president and CEO of A-1 Roof Trusses. “This will position A-1 for our strategic 100-year plan to ensure A-1 continues its solid, healthy, and continued growth to meet our customers’ needs.”

Georgia remains a national leader in advanced manufacturing and continues to attract new business to its southern regions. Georgia’s strength across multiple manufacturing sectors has resulted in a $61.1 billion output and approximately 270,000 production workers as of February 2020. This expansion to Bainbridge will bring several job opportunities to the area, including careers in management, engineering, and production. Individuals who are interested in working for A-1 Trusses are encouraged to visit www.a1truss.com.

“Bainbridge and Decatur County are thrilled to welcome A-1 Roof Trusses to our community. Their decision to locate and invest in Bainbridge and Decatur County is further proof that our community remains an attractive location within which to do business,” said Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County Chairman Keith Lyle. “Our top-notch workforce coupled with the strong support of our state and local leadership make us unbeatable at attracting new business and investment. We look forward to growing with A-1 Roof Trusses. As we always say, Bainbridge and Decatur County are open for business!”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) was represented in this competitive project by the Global Commerce division’s Senior Project Manager Tina Herring in partnership with the Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County, and Georgia Power.

“We are thrilled that with Georgia’s incredible assets we were able to attract A-1 Roof Trusses to Decatur County,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I thank our economic development partners who supported this project, and I look forward to seeing A-1 Roof Trusses succeed with their new location in Southwest Georgia.”