Advanced Materials

Matching innovative technologies with the demands of today’s Advanced Materials Manufacturing industry is at the core of our Athens industrial community. Athens, Georgia is a great choice for advanced materials companies. You’ll join existing advanced materials manufacturers and connect with the University of Georgia’s New Materials Institute. Whether you are looking for like-minded neighbors or a place to test new products – you can find what you need in Athens’ Athena Industrial park.



 Silgan Closures opened its plant in Athens, Georgia in 1998 as Silgan White Cap, and has been creating premium quality food and beverage closures in Athena Industrial Park ever since. Silgan Closures prides itself in its innovation and customer support, which can be seen directly in their constant consumer research, resulting in revolutionary custom products.


A company born in Northeast Georgia, SKAPS Industries made Athens its headquarters in 2006. SKAPS Industries specializes and in manufacturing and supplying Geosynthetic material and Fiberglass fabrics. SKAPS Industries proudly employs over 220 full time employees out of its location in Athena Industrial Park.




An asset to the Advanced Manufacturing community is the New Materials Institute at the University of Georgia. The New Materials institute to connect Athens local industries to with the appropriate research and faculty to create new materials to solve problems and meet business needs while meeting their goal of sustainability and “green engineering”.

Connect with Athens-Clarke County Economic Development