Jim Stewart, plant manager, told Bartow County business leaders in Adairsville that the new facility will continue to work with the Georgia Department of Labor to virtually triple the number of employees now working at the plant.
Vista Metals is based in Fontana, Calif., and just completed the renovation of a former concrete plant at 800 MLK Jr. Drive in Adairsville for its first plant in the southeast. Stewart said the company currently has 22 employees. It plans to expand up to 60.
The Cartersville/Bartow County Chamber of Commerce Adairsville Council learned Wednesday that Adairsville Allstate insurance owner Lisa Cowart had acquired the Calhoun Allstate office and is consolidating the two insurance portfolios at the Adairsville location. Cowart has owned the agency in northern Bartow County for 14 months.
The Adairsville area is also getting a new commercial and residential glass company, GranView Glass, owned by Anthony Fried and Jack Harris. “We’re waiting to get a few jobs under our belt before we settle on a permanent location,” Fried said. The company is currently being run out of his home. “We’ll do jobs anywhere,” Harris said.
The Cartersville/Bartow Chamber will start accepting vendors Tuesday, Jan. 11, for its Health and Wellness Expo at the new Clarence Brown Conference Center on March 15.
Chamber President Kay Read told the group that the Chamber was hosting a special session with Commissioner Clarence Brown and the mayors of all seven cities in Bartow County at 7 p.m. on January 19 to discuss both long and short-term challenges and infrastructure needs in their respective communities.