Top 5 Made in Macon Part 2

From beer to shape wear, the list products made in Macon keeps growing!  Check out part 2 of the Top 5 Made in Macon, and tell us about your favorite products made here is the heart of Georgia.

1.  Valor Candles

The vision for Valor Candles began in the summer of 2006 in Macon, Georgia. Valor's founder, Johnny Rohrbeck, sought to develop a line of fragrances that men would enjoy, that would be inspired by specific places or events typically considered to be manly in nature.  That vision has grown into a company and product that is sold in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and online at .  “Every great experience has a story. My goal was to capture the essence of those stories by triggering the sense of smell, which is tied to memory and emotion. Scent can often enable us to re-live the positive feelings associated with great experiences." – J Rohrbeck.

2.  Hold Your Haunches 

You saw them get a deal on the Show Shark Tank, but did you know that Hold Your Haunches Shape wear is made by a local boutique?  Erin Bickley and Jenny Greer are the brains behind the body-shape wear company Hold Your Haunches, which they started in 2010.  This amazing shape wear will make your legs and booty look smooth and tight.  The compression shape wear is both comfortable and cool, and you’ll want a pair for every day of the week.  You can purchase Hold Your Haunches online or at a retailer near you.  Visit for details.

3.  Macon Beer Company

The Macon Beer Company is engineering great beer right here in Macon, GA.  Founder by owners Jeremy Knowles and Corey Smith, this innovative company is utilizing techniques and recipes that result in both brewing efficiency and beer quality beyond industry standards.  If you haven’t tried a Macon Beer Company Beer, then you should definitely high-tail it to on the many local business that have it on tap.   The Macon Progress ale is definitely a local favorite.  Visit to find a location near you with Macon Beer Company on tap.

4.  Biron Tea

Developed by owners Andi and Roland Biron, Biron Tea is Macon’s own herbal tea company.   So what makes the tea so special?  All of the teas are 100% natural and use a combination of traditional Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic herbs.  These specially blended teas give exceptional flavor, taste and aroma, and will definitely put you in a relaxing mood.  Visit for details and ordering options.

5.  Aspen Products Inc.

Aspen Products Inc., a major private label paper manufacturer, will opened a manufacturing facility in Macon in 2014, creating more than 200 jobs and investing $13 million into the project.  The 200,000-square-foot Aspen Products facility, located in Airport Industrial Park, manufactures paper plates, cups, bowls and lunch bags. Aspen Products serves major retailers, private labels and food service companies across the United States and has a large customer base in the Southeast.