Gov. Brian Kemp

COOLIDGE — Gov. Brian Kemp will visit Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc. in Coolidge on Thursday as part of an ongoing tour to highlight products made in Georgia.

The governor is scheduled to arrive at the Coolidge industry at 2 p.m.

Since 1967, Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc. has been manufacturing, designing, engineering and servicing gas, oil, coal, solid waste, wood, biomass and hybrid fuel-fired steam and hot water boilers for thousands of customers.

Brian Jackson, Hurst Boiler operations manager, said the company began small and has grown through the years.

“I think the governor is interested in highlighting those types of businesses, and we’re excited about showing our success story,” Jackson said.

Hurst Boiler, which ships worldwide, uses Georgia ports and local labor, Jackson said.

The company, which was started in 1967, employs more than 350 people and its manufacturing facility is 314,000 square feet. The facility and Hurst Boiler campus cover 17 acres.

The visit is part of the governor’s Made in Georgia Tour designed to bring attention to and highlight products made in the state, said Shelley Zorn, Thomasville Payroll Development Authority executive director.

“Once a quarter, he makes this Georgia-made tour, and this time he’s coming to Southwest Georgia,” she said.

Kemp will tour the 21971 U.S. 319 North business during the Thursday visit.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820

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