LowTemp explains why it backed out of PTC
Low Temp Industries is a 63-year-old, third-generation family owned and operated business that manufactures custom commercial kitchen food equipment to locations all over the continental United States. We have been at the same location in Jonesboro, Ga., since we began back in 1947. We are thankful for the opportunity we have to seek a possible relocation to a site and facility more suitable to meet our changing needs and growing customer base.
We were planning to invest over $8 million in Peachtree City and bring over 165 jobs to the area. Those jobs include skilled craftsman that we are very proud to say have an average tenure with the company of over 22 years.
Unfortunately, the Fayette County Development Authority, city of Peachtree City, and WASA elected not to provide the necessary financial assistance to deliver sewer to the site, reduce impact, permit and tap fees, all of which would have enabled the company to move forward in its final evaluation of the site and to develop the project.
We have had a difficult time knowing what to expect over the past few weeks as everyone on the City Council and FCDA board supported the project politically but would not commit financially to allow this retail zoned vacant land to be developed into an industrial headquarter facility for a growing Georgia business.
Low Temp remains very disappointed that the project could not be made feasible, as we were looking forward to growing our business and family operation in the Peachtree City community.
My parents have poured their lives into this company and made it the success story it is today. For that the third and even the fourth generation of our family are now committed to finding the best location to meet the needs of providing our customers with superior products coupled with excellent customer service and powered by innovation. While we forge ahead in our search, our mission remains the same. Our next move will be for the long term.
Low Temp Industries remains sincerely grateful for the consideration that was given to this project.
Ben Casey, president
Low Temp Industries, Inc.