As part of an ongoing tour to highlight products made in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp visited Hurst Boiler & Welding Co. Inc. in Coolidge, Georgia. in early December. A key forest products industry supplier, Hurst Boiler & Welding Co. 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 since 1967.

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 employs more than 350 people and its manufacturing facility is 314,000 sq. ft. The facility and Hurst Boiler campus cover 17 acres.

The visit is part of the governor’s quarterly Made in Georgia Tour designed to bring attention to and highlight products made in the state.