December 31, 2012
Gov. Nathan Deal presented Baxter CEO Bob Parkinson with a Baxter Parkway sign at the Baxter groundbreaking in August. Stanton Springs Parkway, the road leading into the park, has been renamed in honor of the company. Parkinson said he’d be sure to let his board of directors know. “They were wondering what we were getting for our billion dollars,” he joked.
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News that Baxter International will open a bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Stanton Springs isn’t just the top story of the year — it may well be one of the top stories in the history of Newton County.