Atlanta, GA ~ Governor Brian P. Kemp of Atlanta, Georgia announced today that ADMARES, a company specializing in industrialized manufacturing of buildings and homes, will be constructing its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Waycross, Georgia. The company is expected to create over 1,400 new jobs and invest $750 million in Ware County.

"Projects like this prove that in every part of the state, Georgia has what job creators look for," said Governor Kemp. "We're proud to welcome ADMARES to the No. 1 state for business and thankful for their decision to locate in a rural part of Georgia, as so many other companies have done in recent years. This project will not only bring more opportunities to hardworking Georgians, it will also help innovate the home building industry at a time when we need more rural workforce housing."

ADMARES is a company that originates from Turku, Finland and specializes in the mass production of buildings using proprietary technology. The organization is currently relocating its headquarters to the U.S., while continuing to leverage its innovative technology which has been used in both the residential and hospitality sectors.

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Mikael Hedberg, Founder and CEO of ADMARES said: "Our extensive experience in efficient shipbuilding and process oriented offshore industries has enabled us to innovate and collaborate with key partners Porsche Consulting, MHP – A Porsche Company, and Siemens to develop groundbreaking manufacturing technology." He continued: "With our advanced technology, we are adopting successful practices that are common in other advanced industries."

ADMARES has selected a greenfield site along Highway 23 in Waycross for their 2.5-million-square-foot build-to-suit facility which will specialize in producing buildings for the housing sector with production expected to begin late 2025. The company will be hiring for positions such as administration, management, engineering, IT as well as logistics, assembly, robotics maintenance and production with interested individuals able to learn more about working at ADMARES by visiting

Waycross Mayor Michael-Angelo James welcomed ADMARES saying: "I appreciate their commitment to creating 1,400 jobs for the City of Waycross which will pave the way for numerous opportunities and steady employment." Ware County Commission Chairman Elmer Thrift added: "We are excited that ADMARES has chosen Ware County for their first production facility in the world...Their significant commitment to our community is evidence of the Waycross and Ware County Development Authority's efforts to develop and support a positive business environment for Ware County."

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Senior Project Manager Elizabeth McLean represented Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project alongside Waycross and Ware County Development Authority; Georgia Power; Georgia Quick Start; GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson who said: "Workforce housing is a growing national challenge...The new ADMARES facility is helping address that challenge filling a niche that is critical to economic development."

In conclusion Governor Kemp said: "We look forward to seeing the positive impact that ADMARES will have on our beloved city...and thank them for choosing to be a part of our community."

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