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Solar Panel Company Starts Production in Dublin

With a Governor named Sonny, and a city known for its obsession with the color green, Dublin Mayor Phil Best says Laurens County is a logical choice for Mage Solar's North American Headquarters.

"It just had to happen here in Dublin, Georgia," says Best. 

The projected $30 million dollar investment in the community has many state and local officials seeing 'green' in Dublin's future.

Mage Solar is headquartered in Germany and produces solar energy panels. They began production in July at their new facility, formerly Rockwell Automation off Industrial Boulevard.

Wednesday, they celebrated their partnership with Dublin at a ribbon cutting ceremony along with Governor Sonny Perdue and other state and local officials.

Mage Solar Official Markus Feil says the city's can-do attitude and its nearby air- and seaports kept Georgia on their mind, and he's happy to say its a perfect fit.

Governor Perdue says the company promises three hundred and fifty new jobs within five years. 

"It'll mean families in Dublin Georgia will have opportunities they wouldn't have had before," says Perdue.  

And the enthusiasm is contagious. Best says many in the community are happy to welcome the new neighbors. "Everybody's excited that's 350 jobs that will be here for our residents."

Perdue says the jobs will include some high-paying, high-tech jobs in areas from engineering to marketing.

And that, Perdue says, promises a brighter future for Dublin.

Former Rockwell Automation official Joe Thomas was named the future President and C.E.O of Mage.  He says the company is currently accepting applications through the Georgia Department of Labor.

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