Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. Invest 5 Million in Lowndes County Expansion

June 2, 2020

Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. Invest 5 Million in Lowndes County Expansion


Valdosta, Georgia- At their regularly scheduled May board meeting, the Valdosta Lowndes County Development Authority (VLCDA) Board of Directors voted and approved the development agreement that benefits the growth of a local existing industry.

Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. will expand their footprint in Valdosta-Lowndes County with additional capital investment and new jobs. Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. will build a new office and production building. As well as increase their storage area to support production capacity and new product lines located in Lake Park Industrial Park.

Established in 1986, Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. specializes in making their own design of concrete mix and customizing endless designs of precast items for both commercial and residential needs.

The new facility will create new jobs in Valdosta-Lowndes County, and they will invest up to $5 million into the facility.

“I am very excited to announce this expansion of one of our great local industries. For over 34 years, Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. has continued to see growth in Valdosta-Lowndes County, said Terri Lupo, chairman of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority Board of Directors. “Not only are they investing more capital into our community, they will grow jobs here for our residents.

“We are excited to break ground and start construction on our new facility which will include a new office and facility for production, that will allow us to grow both our customer base and production lines”, said Sharie Bates Elliott, CEO of Bates Precast Concrete “This expansion will make it possible for Bates Precast Concrete to provide more jobs and better benefits for existing employees, as well as continuing to provide quality products for the airports, roads, schools, and backyards.”

“The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority continues to be a valued resource for our company”, said Bates.

Construction on the expansion is schedule to begin before the end of 2020. Newly created jobs will consist of an engineer, estimator, draftsperson, sales, and production specialists.



About Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority

The Development Authority is an organization that oversees industrial and economic development in Valdosta and Lowndes County. In 1960 the Authority was formed as an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution. The mission of the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority is to create an environment 


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