California-based greenhouse grower plans to build agriculture facility in Peach County

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A California-based greenhouse grower is planning to open its first eastern U.S. indoor, controlled environment agriculture facility in Middle Georgia.

According to a news release from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s Office, Pete’s, which grows hydroponic greenhouse greens, is planning to house it’s new agriculture facility at the Robins International Industrial Park in Warner Robins. The news releases goes on to say that the company plans to invest $18 million into this new site.

“Agriculture is our top industry, and Pete’s will bring another game-changing, innovative, and sustainable indoor farming facility to Georgia as we continue to feed the world from the Peach State,” said Governor Kemp. “Georgia’s No. 1 business climate, top-notch logistics network, and commitment to innovation continue to attract jobs and opportunities for hardworking Georgians, and I thank Pete’s for investing in Peach County and the surrounding region.”

According to the news release, Pete’s plans on utilizing 24 acres of growing area on the Peach County based Industrial Park to satisfy their retail and foodservice partners’ needs. The indoor growing facility will require 90% less land and water compared to traditional farming.

According to the news release, fifteen jobs will be created and the company will be hiring for several different positions including:

  • General manager
  • Production
  • Growing
  • Logistics
  • Food safety
  • Office manager
  • General administrative roles

Anyone interested in applying to one of these positions can visit eatpetes.com for more information.

 

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.