Henry County Commission Chairwoman June Wood said Friday that Henry County is a great place to do business as evidenced by the expansion of pancake manufacturer De Wafelbakkers.
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Pancake manufacturer expands in Henry County, adds more than 80 jobs

More than 80 new jobs are coming to Henry County with the expansion of a maker of made-from-scratch breakfast products.

De Wafelbakkers, an Alabama-based producer of frozen pancakes, is investing $15 million to expand its Henry production facility, the Henry County Development Authority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development announced Friday.

The investment, which will create 83 jobs, is the first part of a planned two-phase expansion.

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“De Wafelbakkers’ decision to expand their Henry County facility is proof that Henry County is a great place to do business,” Henry County Commission Chairwoman June Wood said. “As a community we are dedicated to the growth of manufacturing and advancing other key industries. We thank De Wafelbakkers for continuing to choose Henry County.” 

De Wafelbakkers opened its Henry County facility in 2010. The expansion includes two new production lines as well as automation of certain production processes.

“De Wafelbakkers is excited to have the opportunity to expand our operations in Henry County,” De Wafelbakkers president and CEO Dumas Garrett said. “We appreciate all the assistance we have received from both Henry County and the State of Georgia. Our facility in Georgia has great employees and we look forward to bringing more jobs to Henry County.”

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