New welcome center, retail set to open in Senoia

New Senoia Downtown Development Authority members (from left) Scott Tigchelaar and Rhonda Moye join DDA Chairman Suzanne Helfman in front of the two former police department buildings on Main Street that have been renovated and will soon be opening as the city’s Welcome Center and Sugar Daddy’s Swimwear. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was just over a year ago that the Senoia Downtown Development Authority purchased the old police department buildings on Main Street. The idea behind purchasing the city property was to renovate the buildings so that one could serve as the welcome center and the other could be leased to a business.

DDA agreed last September to purchase the circa 1912 buildings for $27,000 and the City Council accepted the offer on a 4-1 vote. Per the agreement, DDA said it would be responsible for the rehab work that would be needed. Read More»

Sany to add 300 jobs in PTC in next 3-5 years

Company expanding campus with $25M research and development facility

Sany America will begin adding 300 engineering jobs next year, with a plan to build a $25 million expansion to its brand-new campus in the Peachtree City industrial park.

This announcement from Gov. Nathan Deal dovetails with a job creation grant of $50,000 offered by city officials last month, which is contingent on at least 100 jobs with a base salary of $80,000 or more.

Sany will be hiring 300 mechanical and hydraulic engineers in the next three to five years, and they will design and develop new products across many Sany Group product lines. Read More»

Solutions to be unveiled for PTC shopping centers

A variety of solutions to help Peachtree City’s village shopping centers will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 at City Hall.

The proposals are the result of a year-long study of the shopping centers undertaken by Georgia Tech, along with Peachtree City founder Joel Cowan, village center owners and members of the City Council, Planning Department, Planning Commission and the Development Authority of Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC apartments sold for $9M

The Concord Village apartment complex in south Peachtree City has been sold to an Atlanta-based real estate investment and operating firm.

QR Capital bought the 180-unit complex for $9 million in a recent transaction.

The company plans to conduct a renovation including roof work, amenity improvement and cosmetic fixes such as paint touch-up and landscaping, according to Matthew Hunsicker of QR Capital.

QR Capital also plans to re-market the facility to “improve its performance,” Hunsicker said. Read More»

Hoshizaki helps out Fayette Samaritans with annual drive

Employees collected over 4,000 pounds of goods for Fayette Samaritans. Photo/Special.

Hoshizaki America, Inc. donated over 5,000 canned food goods and 16 cases of bottle water to Fayette Samaritans on Friday, September 30. It was the single largest donation the Food Bank has ever received totaling over 4,000 pounds of goods and Hoshizaki’s 2nd annual drive to help Fayette Samaritans.

Goods were collected by Hoshizaki Griffin and Peachtree City facility employees. Hoshizaki’s next activities include a coat drive in December and in May of 2012 host the 2nd annual golf tournament to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Read More»

YP Fayette’s Young Guns are a hit

Members of the YP Fayette Young Guns co-ed softball team. Photo/Special.

Young Professionals of Fayette County, YP Fayette, sports about 50 members. And some of those active members are on a softball team called Young Guns.

“It’s not just work or play,” said YP Fayette President Ellie White-Stevens. “We recognize that getting together and networking can take place on a softball field or in boardroom.” Read More»

PTC extends ‘pain clinic’ ban

Peachtree City has extended its ban on “pain management clinics” in an effort to buy more time for state legislation to halt the new line of quasi-medical practice, which has in some cases shown to draw drug abusers hooked on prescription narcotics.

When the moratorium was adopted late last year, city officials noted that one such operation started here but shut down prior to the ban. That company set up shop in a local shopping center, and its patients would be given a prescription to be filled at another location owned by the same company instead of a pharmacy, officials said. Read More»

Coweta chamber hires new vice president

The recession is continuing but that has not stopped economic development in Coweta County. To that end the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce has hired veteran chamber professional Glen Gould as vice president.  Read More»

PTC used oil refinery to expand with merger

An oil re-refining company founded in Peachtree City in 1995 has announced a merger with a similar firm and an expansion of its facility on Dividend Drive in the city’s industrial park.

An Oct. 3 press release by The McPherson Companies (TMC) noted that the firm has merged with Peachtree City-based Universal Environmental Services, LLC, (UES) thus becoming the dominant used oil collector in the Southeast. Read More»

More range for gas-electric golf cart?

Manufacturer to offer dual option ‘hybrid’ model

Peachtree City residents may soon be grateful that the City Council declined a proposal in January that would have banned the use of gas-powered golf carts.

New technology from golf cart manufacturer E-Z-GO is promising to significantly extend the range of electric-powered golf carts by using a “hybrid” system that includes a gas-powered generator.

In addition to the typical electric power plant, the new hybrid golf cart will have a gasoline-powered generator that will charge the cart’s batteries “on the fly,” according to a press release from E-Z-GO. Read More»