Tallassee buinsess expanding, breaks ground on new facility

Jobs and opportunites are on the way to Tallassee as a business expands.  Neptune Technology Group is building a new $3.7 million research and development center. Neptune broke ground on the new facility Tuesday.

Neptune is a water meter manufacturer.  Recent work to automate meter readings has led to its growth.  Neptune is the second largest employer in Tallassee with 580 employees.  The new reasearch and development center will hire 90 engineers.  Construction should begin this month.  It will be built adjacent to the existing facility.