ATLANTA  — Start-up firewood manufacturing company, Choice Wood, will invest approximately $1.2 million and lease a 200,000-square-foot facility in Fitgerald-Ben Hill County, GA. Thirty-five jobs will be created initially and that number will rise to 50 within 24 months, the company says.

Started in Dec. 2014 by the entrepreunerial team that launched American Blanching Co., Protein Plus, EnviroLog and Timberland Products, Choice Wood will supply processed firewood bundles to major retailers in the Southeast. EnviroLog will operate as its distributor.

“Choice Wood Inc. appreciates the assistance we received from the Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce while opening our business and we look forward to growing Choice Wood, Inc. in this community,” said Allen Conger Sr., partner in Choice Wood Inc.

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