Owners sell businesses for a variety of reasons. And people buy businesses for a variety of reasons. For A-OK Portables & Waste Co-owner Mr. Mark Inlsey, the recent acquisition of Macon based AJS Dumpsters, A Division of Southern Equipment, was a logical step in the growth of their solid and liquid waste disposal business. “Middle Georgia is experiencing a rapid increase in commercial waste disposal needs” Mr. Insley explains. He continues “With aggressive marketing from Macon-Bibb and the surrounding counties, new industry, manufacturing and retail have selected Middle Georgia as the place they want to do business. This creates waste during site preparation and construction, and the need for waste removal continues into daily use. By acquiring AJS Dumpsters, Division of Southern Equipment, the A-OK Family of Companies expands the services we offer.”
Macon-Bibb County has attracted significant industry investment in the past 10 years. Corporations such as Irving Paper, Nichiha and Kumho have opened offices and manufacturing facilities, increasing the demand for efficient waste disposal. “10 years ago these companies had no presence in Macon-Bibb. In 2020 the fact that they are in Macon-Bibb is a magnet for other corporate investments” states Ms. Lee Insley, co-owner. “Macon-Bibb is centrally located in the state and has excellent highway access. This increases interest from businesses seeking to expand or re-locate.” The selection of Macon-Bibb for companies such as Texas based Dean Baldwin Painting to build new facilities strengthens the local economy.