Category Archives: Georgia

Fokker facility dedicated to U.S. MALD system.

ATLANTA — Prime Minister Mark Rutte of The Netherlands was in Atlanta joining Fokker Technologies officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s new facility in Forest Park recently. Fokker Technologies develops advanced aircraft systems an ...

Aluvision opens U.S. office, showroom in Duluth.

DULUTH, Ga. – Aluvision Inc., Europe’s leading exhibit system supplier, opened its North American headquarters in Dululth, a suburb of Atlanta. The company recently marked the acquisition of a new 30,000-square-foot sales office at 1630 Satellite Blvd ...

Alcon Laboratories hails third expansion.

ATLANTA — Alcon Laboratories plans to invest $250 million to expand its contact lens manufacturing facility in  Atlanta. The project will create about 250 jobs in engineering and production. Alcon’s 850,000-square-foot operation in Johns Creek curre ...

Sprouts grocery stores sprouting up in Georgia.

ATLANTA — Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., a Phoenix-based health-focused grocery chain, confirmed recently that it will open two stores in the Atlanta area. The chain will open a store at 1853 Piedmont Ave. NE. in the Buckhead area, according to a news re ...

Home Depot opens Marietta IT center.

MARIETTA, Ga. – The Home Depot recently opened a 200,000-square-foot technology center in Marietta. The company has leased a four-building campus near the corner of Franklin Road and Cobb Parkway on New Market Parkway. More than 1,000 information techn ...

Concurrent sites R&D center in Atlantic Station.

ATLANTA — Concurrent Computer Corp., a provider of high-performance Linux and storage solutions, will put an innovation center in Midtown Atlanta. Based in Duluth, Concurrent plans to operate an advanced research and development center at 201 17th St., ...

Perry lands Sandler textile plant, 140 jobs.

PERRY, Ga. — Sandler AG, a German textile supplier, will open a manufacturing plant in Perry, investing more than $30 million and creating more than 140 jobs. Sandler is a privately-held, family-owned company that develops and manufactures nonwoven roll ...

Georgia’s jobless rate drops to 5.9 percent.

ATLANTA – Georgia’s jobless rate continued its decline in August, dropping to 5.9 percent. The rate was 6.0 percent in July. It was 7.1 percent in August 2014. “This is the first time Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped below six percent since ...

Boeing will repurpose Macon plant.

ATLANTA — Boeing will invest $81.7 million to retrofit and equip its defense-related facility in Macon-Bibb County for the manufacturing of 747-8 fuselage panels, creating up to 200 jobs over the next three years. The Boeing 747-8 is a modernized versio ...

BFS USA plans job fair.

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help BFS USA recruit a number of workers for its manufacturing facility under construction in Cartersville. The plant will manufacture cushion vinyl flooring when it begins production, sche ...

McDonald’s seeks 60 managers at Cartersville job fair.

CARTERSVILLE,  Ga. — The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help McDonald’s fill 60 managerial job openings at several restaurants in Cartersville, Acworth, Dallas, Villa Rica and Kennesaw. The recruitment will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, from ...

Suniva offers 500 homegrown jobs in Norcross.

NORCROSS, Ga. — Suniva Inc., a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, will expand its facilities and invest $96 million in Norcross. Operating at full capacity, the expanded facility in Norcross will create up to 500 jobs in Gwinne ...

Vanguard sites new trailer factory in Trenton.

TRENTON, Ga. — Vanguard National Trailer Corp., a semi-trailer manufacturer, will invest $30 million in a new manufacturing facility near Trenton, creating 400 jobs. Vanguard National Trailer Corp. will develop nearly 100 acres of land and build a new ...

ARMR Systems designs lifesaving medical device.

SNELLVILLE, Ga. – A group of Georgia Tech grads have founded a startup called ARMR Systems, which has developed a product that can help prevent deaths. In recent years, 90 percent of preventable deaths of troops in combat are the result of hemorrhage f ...