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Door factory to build in Jackson County, creating 170 jobs

Door manufacturer Steves & Sons Inc., will create 170 jobs over the next three years as it builds a new Jackson County-based facility.

The 310,000-square-foot facility will produce millions of door skins, the outermost layer of a door, for use in new housing construction, repair, and remodeling. The company, which will invest over $100 million, will be hiring operators, electricians, and engineers to run the facility.

This is Steves & Sons' second expansion announcement in Georgia in the past year. In December of last year, they announced a new facility in Turner County, which they say will ultimately result in 200 jobs.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!