The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, a federal organization to promote U.S. manufacturing and trade, is holding its annual spring seminar in Atlanta May 6-8. The government’s foreign-trade zone program is designed to encourage domestic manufacturing by removing customs duties on industrial parts imported through select ports of entry. The parts can then be assembled in […]
Smyrna-based Murata Electronics North America Inc. is acquiring wireless Internet and radio components producer RF Monolithics Inc. for about $20 million. Murata North America is a subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co., which makes components for a number of devices including computers, mobile phones and televisions. Jerry Kolbe, director of technology and marketing communications […]
Alpharetta-based logistics software developer RedPrairie Corp. has reached a deal to install its warehousing and workforce management product in 38 hospitals throughout Northern Ireland. RedPrairie is selling the program to Cobham, U.K.-based health services IT company Advanced Computer Software Group plc, which has a contract to replace logistics software throughout the province’s healthcare system. […]
Atlanta-based GE Energy has signed contracts worth about $20 million to upgrade and maintain gas turbines at a power plant in Mersin, Turkey. The plant, owned by Istanbul-based Camis Elektrik Uretim A.S., utilizes two GE turbines that capture emissions from other gas-powered engines to produce steam, which can be used to generate more electricity. The […]
Sandy Springs-based fast-food chain Church’s Chicken has filled two senior vice president positions to support the company’s continued global growth. As senior vice president for global strategy, planning and alliances, Michael Mader will work with the company’s development teams and corporate partners to create international growth policies. Formerly a vice president with Coca-Cola Co., […]
Atlanta-based aluminum processor Novelis Inc. is selling three of its European manufacturing plants to private equity firm American Industrial Acquisition Corp. The plant sales are subject to regulatory approvals, but Novelis officials expect them to be completed this spring. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. According to its website, American Industrial Acquisition is a private group […]
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co.’s former chairman and CEO Neville Isdell has made the first private donation to an endowed professorship in conflict studies at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Mr. Isdell, who was born in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, gave $200,000 to the John Hume and Tip O’Neill Chair in Peace. He told the university’s alumni magazine […]
A member of the Commerce Department’s private-sector advisory board on tourism had some sobering words for Georgia travel promoters when he spoke at the World Trade Center Atlanta Feb. 1.
Speaking at an event on Brazilian tourism, Jonathan Zuk, president and CEO of West Orange, N.J.-based Amadeo Travel Solutions,
A former state tourism official predicts that Brazil will become Georgia’s second-largest tourist market this year, and is so impressed by the opportunities that he left his post to join a new private-sector venture.
Joseph Walker, former director of business development for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development,
The growing reach of Atlanta’s World Chamber of Commerce will be on display Feb. 2 during its annual meeting and awards gala, which is drawing local officials as well as former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Founded in 2008 to connect the many organizations promoting international business in the Georgia capital, the World Chamber is hosting […]