Existing Industries

While the products have changed and diversified over the years, the area’s business-friendly attitude, dedicated workforce, and talent pipeline continue to contribute to the success of the county’s present manufacturing base.

Top 10 Employers


Employer Number of Jobs Industry Type
Polk School District 1000 Elementary and Secondary schools
Parker Meggitt 841 Aircraft Parts & Auxiliary Equipment
HON Company 600 Office Furniture Manufacturer
Tip Top Poultry Processing, Inc 600 Poultry Processing
 Jefferson Southern Corp. 400 Motor Vehicles, Passenger Car Bodies
County of Polk 265 Executive Offices & Staff
Polk Medical Center 250 General Medical & Surgical Hospital
City of Cedartown 220 Executive Offices & Staff
Walmart Superstore-Rockmart 210 Retail Store
Walmart Superstore-Cedartown 200 Retail Store

Top 10 Manufacturers

Employer Number of Jobs Industry Type
Parker Meggitt 841 Aircraft Fuel Tank Manufacturer
HON Company 600 Ofice Furniture Manufacturer
Jefferson Southern Corp 400 Structural Auto Parts Manufacturer
Miura Manufacturing 187 Industrial Boiler Manufacturer
Advance Storage Products 142 Storage Systems Manufacturer
Rome Plow Company 100 Agriculture Equip Manufacturer
GEO Specialty Chemicals 80 Industrial Chemical Manufacturer
Kimoto Tech 57 Film Coating, Computer Equip. Manufacturer
Sheboygan Paint Company 46 Paint Manufacturer
Dean Building Systems 30 Metal Building Manufacturer

International Companies

Company Country
Jefferson Southern Corporation Japan
Kimoto Tech Japan
Miura Boiler Japan
Murata Japan

DAPC Existing Industry Program

What is more important than finding the right location for your business? Finding the right community that will provide the service and support your company will need after you locate. Polk County and its municipalities have recognized the importance of industry and are committed to working together to foster a manufacturing-friendly environment.

The Development Authority of Polk County makes every effort to reach out to our existing industries annually to determine what they need to be successful. Our program informs them of the available opportunities and resources that can address anything from initiating or increasing international trade, tax assistance, and hiring support to training, problem solving and resource matching, among many other areas of interest.

Polk County Business Directory