Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal reported on July 22, West Penn Testing Group is moving to a new location in Ellabell, Georgia. West Penn Testing Group was established in 1952 and uses nondestructive testing to evaluate materials such as metals, steel alloys, nickel/cobalt specialty alloys as well as titanium and power alloys.
The business is investing $3 million to create a state-of-the-art material testing facility, which will need 70 new workers over the next five years.
West Penn Testing Group chose the Bryan County Interstate Centre for its new 30,000-square-foot location. The plant will use immersion ultrasonic, magnetic particle, etch, fluorescent and visible penetration inspection to test the quality of raw materials.
The company expects to begin operations at the facility by the end of this year.
"We selected the location based on Bryan County and the state's ability to find ways to support our needs, such as local employment opportunities, technical education centers, potential veteran employment pool, building availability/location, Georgia's QuickStart program and tax incentives to remain competitive in our markets," said West Penn Testing Group CEO N. David Campbell.
Businesses in Georgia should work with technical recruiters to find the most skilled workers for their open positions.