By Emily A. BrownThe Inside StoryWith the release of Lehengas packing boxes, a once-bustling plant that churned out millions of boxes each year in the 1980s is once again making its way to the heart of Atlanta.
The Lehengah’s new facility in the former Atlanta International Airport is one of two Lehengahs that will be coming to the city this month to begin manufacturing for the first time in the United States, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported Thursday.
The factory that once churned Lehengases packaging for decades was once a bustling factory in the city’s southside and now sits in the heartland of the Atlanta metro area.
But it is still the same factory that churns out the box that holds the Lehengase, the brand’s signature sandwich.
In the 1950s, the factory built a new factory in north Georgia to manufacture the bags that the company sold in the U.S.
A few years ago, a group of business owners approached Lehengabies owner George and the company about the move, according to a company website.
“We said, ‘You know, we have to do something here,'” said Richard Brown, a local real estate developer who is the current chairman of the Leengah’s board.
“We want to have this place as close to the airport as possible.”
Brown has bought land at the old Lehengaea site, and a new business development is coming to town, with plans to bring more than 150 jobs to the area.
“It’s not just about what it’s going to be like, it’s really about what kind of impact this will have on the community,” Brown said.
“I’ve had conversations with some of the neighbors in the neighborhood.”
The new factory will be used to manufacture Lehengayas for the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the company said.
It will also produce boxes for local restaurants and retailers.
“The factory is going to change the way people think about the world and make a difference in the lives of the people in our community,” the company wrote in a statement.
The company has about 20 employees and plans to hire another 80 to 100 people to start in the coming months.
“In addition to its manufacturing, we are developing the concept for an entirely new Lehengasy for the Chamber of Business in 2019,” the statement said.
The new facility is slated to be finished in 2019, with the final assembly date to be decided by Lehengash and its union.
The Lehengha’s factory in Leesburg, Virginia.
The move to Atlanta came as part of a larger deal with Lehengate, which was bought by Walmart in 2016 for $10.2 billion.
The deal included the Leesburgh factory, a new one-stop shop for all the different components used to make Lehengates, as well as a warehouse that will help the company fulfill orders for other brands.
The Atlanta Chamber has long had a strong relationship with the Leewah’s factory, and the new facility will help to fill the void left by the closing.
Brown said that the Atlanta chamber and its workers are happy with the new move.
“This is a huge opportunity for the city and for our employees,” he said.