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Millen plant coming back
Korean-based Wells Lighting creating 200 jobs
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Above, after more than seven years sitting empty, the former Jockey International plant at Millen is the expectant home of a new industry, Wells Lighting USA. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
MILLEN - The Korean-based Wells Lighting company's decision to place its North American headquarters and factory in Millen promises to breathe life into a long-vacant industrial building and create 200 jobs, and potentially more, for Jenkins County and the surrounding area. The former Jockey International plant, where undergarments were sewn, has sat empty since its 2006-07 phase-out, which eliminated more than 200 jobs. When re-equipped as Wells Lighting, USA, the plant will turn out light-emitting diode, or LED, devices.
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