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Site Location Partnership Client Announcement: Polymer Manufacturer to Create Over 50 Jobs with Expansion in Liberty County, Georgia

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Site Location Partnership Client Announcement: Polymer Manufacturer to Create Over 50 Jobs with Expansion in Liberty County, Georgia Hinesville, GA (December 2, 2011) – Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in corporate site selection and location strategy, announced that Floquip Engineering Company (SNF Floquip), a subsidiary of SNF Holding Company, a global leader in the manufacture of water-soluble polymers with significant operations in Riceboro, Georgia, will be expanding its business in Liberty County.

SNF Floquip has acquired an 80,000-square-foot building in the Midway Industrial Park and will initially employ 50 workers at the facility with plans to increase to 100 workers within the next five years. Positions at the facility will include welders, mechanical and electrical technicians, and technical support, with an average wage of approximately $20.00 per hour.

“We are pleased SNF Floquip has decided to expand its operations in Liberty County,” stated Allen Brown, chairman of the Liberty County Development Authority. “SNF is our largest industrial employer in Liberty County with almost 1,000 employees, and we are glad the company’s operations, like SNF Floquip, are continuing to grow.”

At the Midway Industrial Park facility, SNF Floquip will be customizing equipment for its customers in the oil sands and enhanced oil recovery markets. The units weigh 125,000 pounds on average and are transported to SNF Floquip's customers on tractor-trailers.

“By operating out of the facility in the Midway Industrial Park, we will be able to increase our production 240 percent,” said Joe Banasik, engineering manager for SNF Floquip. “Our company has a long-standing relationship with Liberty County, and we are thrilled with the acquisition of the facility in the Midway Industrial Park, because the building is in close proximity to SNF_s primary manufacturing operations in Riceboro.”

About SNF
SNF Holding Company, the USA subsidiary of France based SPCM SA, was founded in 1986 and is a privately held Specialty Chemical Company. As the world’s largest water-soluble polymer manufacturer, SNF produces products which are used to treat water. Headquartered near Savannah, Georgia, SNF serves municipal water treatment facilities and the manufacturing, mining, oil, natural gas, personal care and agricultural industries. SNF also manufactures a full line of polymer feed equipment and offers unparalleled technical service and support.

About Liberty County Development Authority
The Liberty County Development Authority (LCDA) was created in 1958 by an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Georgia for the purpose of creating and enhancing the economic growth and development of Liberty County. The purpose of the LCDA is to develop and promote industry for the public good and welfare of the county. Toward that end, the LCDA has developed industrial parks, constructed shell buildings, supported local technical college and workforce development programs, and organized and led partnerships with other public and private entities.

About Site Location Partnership

Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a multi-disciplined advisory firm that enables the growth of businesses, communities and economies through its two primary consulting areas - corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Corporate Location Practice helps companies from industrial and commercial sectors select the optimal location for expansion, relocation or consolidation of business facilities. SLP’s Economic Development Practice assists various organizations in implementing business attraction strategies for new corporate investment, job creation and economic growth.

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