NORAX announces plans for expansion, job growth
Plans include construction of a new production facility.
A company with local roots is the latest to seek out growth this year, just in time for the holidays and one more piece of big news for Polk County.
Norax Supplements on South Main Street announced intentions to relocate their operation the Cedartown South Industrial Park, in and around the same area as Rome Plow and the HON Company’s manufacturing facility.
The move, which will see the construction of a new facility nearly twice the size of the current building, is an estimated investment of $1.5 million.
The relocation and expansion will see the retention of 75 jobs, plus an additional 20 jobs for the dietary supplement facility, according to a city release early last week about the deal.
“This is obviously great news for Cedartown and for the Norax company,” said Cedartown City Manager Bill Fann. “This makes the fourth industry and business expansion in Cedartown this year. Not only are we excited about the expansion, we’re also thrilled with the addition of new jobs.”
Norax Supplements provides in-house formulation, contract manufacturing, private labeling, custom packaging, and distribution support to the global dietary supplement industry. They have been in operation in their Cedartown location since 2014.
“We are looking forward to the expansion,” said Co-CEO Marco Gómez Roquero. “Norax Supplements is proud to grow our business footprint here in Cedartown. With this announcement, we are ready to move forward on the land acquisition and begin a new chapter.”
“It is always great to see our local industries flourish and grow,” said City Commissioner Larry Odom. “This expansion will nearly double its number of employees. They are a great company and we are proud to have them in Cedartown.”
It was the latest announcement this year of industry expansion in Polk County, which Fann pointed included the completion of a new production line at Kimoto Tech, an announcement by the HON Company of a new expansion and retooling, and GEO Specialty Chemical investments as well for Cedartown’s part. This continues a pattern of sustained growth in the local economy.
Meggitt in Rockmart also announced expansion plans, and construction still continues on the JCG Farms Feed Mill replacement as well, among others.
Marco Gomez Roquero, Ray Caron and City Attorney Carey Pilgrim sat together and signed agreements helping Norax expand in Cedartown last week.