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    Elixir Extrusions expansion to invest more than $8 Million in Douglas-Coffee County

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Elixir Extrusions, a manufacturer of custom aluminum extrusions and fabricated parts, will expand its operations in Douglas-Coffee County. This expansion will create 100 new jobs, and represents an investment of more than $8 million into the facility.

    "Georgia continues to sustain a strong reputation for being a leader in manufacturing," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "It is encouraging when existing companies like Elixir Extrusions announce expansions, as it puts a spotlight on our pro-business environment. Our variety of strategic assets, including a well-connected logistics infrastructure and established workforce will continue to serve Elixir Extrusions well."

    The new 70,000 square-foot facility will accommodate the integration of automated anodizing equipment. A subsequent production line will be installed, and will be one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The company currently operates a 250,000-square-foot facility in Douglas-Coffee County which provides full-service, custom aluminum extrusions for a variety of applications... Read More

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    Coffee Correctional Opens New Training Center

    Keeping offenders from returning to prison begins the day an individual enters our care. Now Coffee Correctional Facility is offering new ways to help prepare inmates for the day they will head home. Coffee Correctional Facility in Nicholls recently commemorated the opening of their new Inmate Vocational Training Center building.
    The new building will house vocational programs in welding and diesel maintenance – both high-demand fields that can provide good career opportunities once inmates are released. The training center is 6,300 square feet and took just seven months to complete. The new programs are possible through a partnership between CoreCivic and the Georgia Department of Corrections, with support from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College... Read More

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    Bobby’s Treat Shop celebrates 50 Years in Douglas

    Keeping offenders from returning to prison begins the day an individual enters our care. Now Coffee CoBobby’s Treat Shop, located in downtown Douglas at 201 East Ward Street, celebrated their 50th anniversary this week, offering many specials and prize giveaways. The Guthrie Family would like to thank Douglas and Coffee County for their many years of support and hope for many, many more... Read More

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    Advanced Wound Healing And Hyperbarics Center opens at Coffee Regional Medical Center

    Coffee Regional Medical Center, announced today the opening of the Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbarics, an outpatient facility offering a comprehensive approach for patients with non-healing wounds.
    The center’s patients are examined by a multidisciplinary staff trained in wound care and evaluated for all possible physical conditions, such as diabetes, that could interfere with proper healing. The care team follows evidence-based clinical pathways to determine why wounds are not healing and then develops individual treatment plans, utilizing the most effective technologies available to ... Read More