A Google Street View image of the OFS facility in Norcross.

Japanese subsidiary OFS is set to take home an international award at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraising dinner.  

The longtime Gwinnett investor, a manufacturer of fiber optic cable in Norcross, announced in 2018 that it would spend $140 million on its most recent expansion. The move was set to create 200 jobs nearly 20 years after its Japanese owner, Furukawa Electric Co., created OFS through an acquisition in 2001.  

The James J. Maran International Award, named after the late former chamber president, honors international companies that have chosen to locate in Gwinnett and remain active in the business community.   

The county is home to nearly 100 Japanese firms.  

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