Heard County

Development Authority of Heard County Announces the Relocation of Wall Asphalt Services, Inc., to Heard County

The Development Authority of Heard County has agreed to sell 4 to 5 acres in the Industrial Park West in Franklin to Wall Asphalt Services, Inc. The Company is presently located in Villa Rica, Georgia.

In a statement released by the Company they said “Charlie Wall and Jack Wall are pleased to announce the relocation of Wall Asphalt Services, Inc., to Heard County. The county provides us with excellent access to many of our service areas via US Highway 27, State Road 34 and State Road 100. The Heard County job market offers quality employees for our operation.”

“We are impressed with the quality of schools and recreational facilities the county has to offer. We also really like the small town atmosphere.” “Charlie and Jack would like to thank the Development Authority for their help in locating and acquiring property for our new facility. We will now have the needed room to accommodate our growing business.”

Terry Harper, Chairman of the Development Authority of Heard County said “We are excited to attract an established, vibrant company like Wall Asphalt Services, Inc. These are good people that will fit in well in our community.” Wall Asphalt Services, Inc., in business since 1984, has grown to be a major provider of pavement crack and joint sealing throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Work includes streets, highways and local, regional and international airports. Wall Asphalt currently has 25 employees.

Wall Asphalt will build a structure of approximately 10,000 sq. ft. which will house a 5,000 sq. ft. office with the remainder open for truck and equipment parking. Franklin Industrial Park West is already home to JAC Products, Inc., Heard County’s largest employer.

The Development Authority of Heard County also recently completed building sites in Franklin Industrial Park East which include one 35,000 square foot building site, two 12,000 square foot building sites and one 10,000 square foot building site. All in the city limits of historic Franklin!

Located 52 miles southwest of metropolitan Atlanta, Heard County is centrally located between Interstates 20, 85 and 185. This community of 12,000 offers the peaceful quiet of rural living, nestled conveniently in the heart of the vibrant west Georgia region. In a time of fast paced growth and the limitless challenges that come with that growth, it is a unique pleasure to find a community that remains sensitive to the qualities of life that have historically set them apart.

Heard County is home to some of the finest hunting and fishing in the region. Franklin, the county seat, is situated on the Chattahoochee River at the headwaters of West Point Lake, a 25,900 acre reservoir.

Heard County’s schools have been recognized in several ways for their academic excellence. Recent recognitions include “National School of Excellence”, “Georgia School of Excellence”, and U.S. News and World Reports “Best School” designation.