2017-10-25 / Front Page

ScotBilt Homes gearing up to open

By Deborah Bennett
Millen News editor


The new manufacturing facility of ScotBilt Homes, Inc. is nearing completion. The facility is located 1415 Chestnut Avenue in the Industrial Park. The company will host a Job Fair 9 a.m. until noon on Nov. 4th at the J.C. Douglas Agriculture Center on Barney Avenue. 
(Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) The new manufacturing facility of ScotBilt Homes, Inc. is nearing completion. The facility is located 1415 Chestnut Avenue in the Industrial Park. The company will host a Job Fair 9 a.m. until noon on Nov. 4th at the J.C. Douglas Agriculture Center on Barney Avenue. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) Work is progressing quickly on the new manufacturing plant of ScotBilt Homes, Inc. located at 1415 Chestnut Avenue in the Industrial Park. The company broke ground on the 128,000 square foot facility in June and anticipates having it up and running by the end of the year.

The Millen facility is expected to initially employ approximately 50 persons full time with that number increasing to 75-100 after HUD certification.

The company will host its second Job Fair for the purpose of hiring employees 9 a.m. until noon on Nov. 4th at the J.C. Douglas Agriculture Center on Barney Avenue. Those hired will receive training through the Quick Start program.

Founded in 2004, ScotBilt has approximately 250 employees and contractors employed at its headquarters in Waycross. The company is owned 100% by the Scott family with Sam Scott serving as CEO, Greg Scott as President, and Sherry Scott as Chairman of the Board. Daile Gilliland is the General Manager and CFO and Shea Jones is the Vice President of Sales.

Mr. Gilliland noted during the ground-breaking ceremony in June that it was the company’s intention to hire employees locally as much as possible. Local employees at that time were: Bobby Walker, Production/ Plant Manager; Chris Suggs, Operations/Office Manager; Dale Suggs, Purchasing Manager; and Donnie Purvis, Assistant Production Manager and Foreman. Also employed in Production Leadership were Winton Fail, Randy Burke and Tonya Davis.

Scotbilt officials say that the Millen facility will “foster the positive and team-based work environment ScotBilt promotes. For years to come, the new facility will enhance Scotbilt’s brand and help provide affordable houses and a means for citizens of Jenkins County to earn a good, honest living.”

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