Testimonials

TOOMBS COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Bill Mitchell - Toombs County Development Authority DirectorVidalia, Lyons and Toombs County work together to develop a diversified industrial base and a pro-business environment. Southeastern Technical College and four local school systems have joined forces to establish a regional Charter School and Career Academy. The Career Academy will give a competitive edge to local business and industry by providing employees that have the work skills and work ethics needed in today’s global economy. Just another “Sweet” reason for locating in Toombs County!"

— Bill Mitchell, Executive Director

 

CHICKEN OF THE SEA - GEORGIA CANNING

Nancy Palmer, HR Manager, Chicken of the SeaWhile the specific amount of growth is yet to be seen, Chicken of the Sea is focused on expanding our production. We have also made a strong commitment to the State of Georgia and Toombs County to remain and grow in Lyons.”

— Nancy Palmer, HR Manager, Chicken of the Sea – Georgia Canning

 

OXFORD APPAREL GROUP - A DIVISION OF OXFORD INDUSTRIES, INC.

Angie McDaniel, International Operations ManagerThe Toombs County Development Authority and the community help provide a favorable business climate for local industry to prosper by offering tax support and continuing education seminars. Their continued interest in Oxford has allowed us to remain a vital employer in our community."

— Angie McDaniel, International Operations Manager

 

MEADOWS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Alan Kent - Meadows Regional Medical CenterI moved here in a temporary leadership capacity with Meadows Regional over eleven years ago. I couldn’t imagine not living here now. The people make this place special."

— Alan Kent, President and CEO

 

DOT FOODS

Tim Truxel, Plant Manager - DOT FoodsWe looked for the best logistical place to continue our company’s growth in the Southeast. Toombs County assets and the Toombs County Development Authority made it an easy choice."

— Tim Truxel, Plant Manager

 

US ENERGY SCIENCES, INC.

US Energy Sciences, Inc.The county infrastructure and financing connection were enormously critical in our technology company’s success. We’re now into our 7th year with 50 employees."

— Cindi Hicks, President
— Andy Loosberg, Vice President

 

TUMI

One of the reasons that we've maintained a presence here, even after we moved all of our manufacturing offshore, is proximity to the Port of Savannah.  As a foreign trade sub-zone, all of the products in Tumi's Vidalia warehouse are duty-deferred.  Anything that ships out of here internationally, we won't pay duty on, and we won't pay duty on anything in the warehouse (to ship nationally) until it leaves the warehouse and enters the commerce of the United States.  That's a big advantage for us."

— Richard Lawrence, Administrator