Faircloth Speaks at Rotary
by Halei Lamb | November 1, 2017 10:20 am
The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its October 30, 2017 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Al Lawson called the meeting to order and welcomed members and guests. Wayne Greenway gave the invocation, and Craig McNeely led the pledge and Four-Way Test.
The Rotary member profile was Zac Frye, Rotarian since 2009. Zac and his wife Leah have two children. The Fryes are active in community service, educational support, and church work.
Rotarian Ken Warnock introduced local entrepreneur, Danny Wayne Faircloth, a 1969 graduate of Swainsboro High School. Danny Wayne is married to the former Karen Wilson of Swainsboro. They have four grandchildren and are expecting another grandchild soon. Danny Wayne and his two sons, Ben and Jeremy, are the owners of several businesses/industries in the local area. A family man, Danny is also a businessperson who is not afraid of taking on greater than normal risks. He shared that some business ventures they go into seem to lead on to other businesses.
Faircloth shared some of the new business venture with the group. A state-of-the-art sawmill is currently in progress and should be operational by this time next year. The mill will employ between 70-90 employees. He stressed that both male and female employees will be needed for these jobs. This sawmill will be all pine lumber obtained within a 100 mile radius and receiving about 50 loads per shift per day when fully operational. The finished product from this lumber will be pallets.
Danny Wayne talked about the pellet producing plant which produces approximately 3,000 tons weekly. These pellets are shipped mainly to Europe where pellets are burned as fuel instead of burning coal.
One of the latest ventures for the Faircloth family is a carbon manufacturing plant which should be in production in February 2018. This plant will capture carbon that is utilized in the making of water filters.
When asked about the Georgia Sports Arena, he informed the group about the upcoming Atlanta Cutting Horse Association event and barrel racing which is typically held once a month.
The Rotary Cub of Swainsboro is a unit of Rotary International. Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change (lasting change in increased job opportunities such as the Faircloths are brining to Emanuel County). Find out more about Rotary International at www.rotary.org. Also, like Swainsboro Rotary at https://www.facebook.com/SwainsboroRotary.
Pictured left to right: Al Lawson, Danny Wayne Faircloth, and Ken Warnock