Companies show interest in JDA’s Stanton Springs
Baxter construction making “very quick progress”
By Michael Prochaska
Members of the Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton counties came to their monthly meeting with more than pens and paper.
Solid white hardhats, given to those who participated at Baxter’s groundbreaking, sat alongside each county representative as they discussed the success of Georgia’s biggest job creator.
“[The construction] is making very quick progress,” said Paul Michael, vice president of development for TPA Realty. “They have a very aggressive schedule.”
Michael said about 40 acres has already been cleared out for Baxter with mass excavation set for October and foundation work by the end of the calendar year.
Since the groundbreaking, other companies have shown interest in Stanton Springs, the industrial park where Baxter is locating. With about 1,500 acres remaining, “We are seeing a broad range of prospects,” Michael said.
Michael declined comment on what companies were interested in the land but said that there is no one specific industry.
Printed in the September 6, 2012 edition.