Date: August 21, 2017
Contact: Martha McAfee
478.825.7701 ext 238
Company Grants Fort Valley Utility Commission Customer Choice Contract
The Fort Valley Utility Commission has been awarded the customer choice contract for a new company locating in Peach County. Pure Flavor® http://www.pure-flavor.com has selected Peach County as a site to invest more than $105 million to build a 75-acre state of the art high tech greenhouse facility and distribution center. The greenhouse will grow tomatoes and cucumbers year-round.
“The economic impact on our community will be substantial,” said Craig Mims, GM/CEO of the Fort Valley Utility Commission. “I am proud of the work that our Director of Operations Angie Luna and other staff members put in to secure the customer choice contract. The Commission being selected as the utility provider for the company is an example of how serious and dedicated we are about being an integral part of economic development efforts in this area.”
The Commission will be the provider of electric, water, wastewater, natural gas, and telecom services. Pure Flavor® will be built in 3 phases over a 5-year period and will create over 200 jobs. When completed, it will be the largest facility of its kind in southern United States.
Several local and state agencies were involved in bringing this company to Peach County. “To say that we are ecstatic about Pure Flavor’s decision to locate in Peach County would be an understatement,” said Fort Valley Utility Commission’s Chairman Dollie Horton. “The locating of this company in our service area is a great example of what can be achieved when entities work together.”
The first crop of Tomatoes-on-the-Vine and Long English Cucumbers will be planted in Summer 2018 to be harvested in mid fall that year.