Avelgem, Belgium-based IVC Group has announced that it is expanding its operations in Dalton creating 200 new jobs and investing more than $80 million through 2019. IVS US, the group’s U.S. affiliate, is to build a second plant at the company’s Dalton complex to produce a new product line of luxury vinyl planks and tiles. […]
Attending an electronic music festival isn’t normally in John Woodward‘s weekend plans. But the senior director for foreign investment at the Metro Atlanta Chamber refused to miss the TomorrowWorld festival held at the Bouckaert Farm in Fairburn, 15 miles west of Atlanta’s airport Sept. 28.
A Belgian supplier of resins and additives for paints and coatings has moved its Americas headquarters to an Alpharetta building where it will also house a technology center to develop and test new products. Allnex USA Inc. was previously based in Smyrna, according to a news release from corporate real estate firm Cresa, which advised the company on the relocation. The 50,933-square-foot building at 9005 Westside Parkway in […]
The Belgian-American Chamber of the South is set to launch in Atlanta Sept. 19, aiming to support and strengthen longstanding ties with a European nation already heavily invested in the region. Georgia alone is home to 76 Belgian companies in a wide array of industries from flooring to pharmaceuticals, according to Belgian embassy in Washington. The Georgia Department of Economic Development counts 46 facilities operated by 30 […]
The deadline for grants for event series promoting the goals and geopolitical role of the European Union has been extended to Oct. 4. The EU mission in the United States is doling out grants of up to €15,000 each (about $20,000) for program series in 10 cities where it has a strong diplomatic presence. Atlanta is included […]
The European Commission has cleared Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange Inc.‘s acquisition of NYSE Euronext, removing one more hurdle for the $8.2 billion deal. The Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies still must give their go-ahead. The company’s shareholders cleared the deal to move forward with near-unanimous support earlier this month. ICE submitted its paperwork to the SEC in January. Read more: Local Experts: […]
When Wim de Smet left Belgium in the mid-1990s, he was a young technology upstart in a culture that valued age. When the CEO of Alpharetta-based Exaserv returned to Europe, he was head of a software consulting company that had won business from global corporations. Sure, he was a decade older, but something else had happened in between, and it happened in Atlanta. In […]
Anton Mertens, a partner in the law firm of Burr & Forman LLP, has been appointed Belgium’s adviser for economic diplomacy for Georgia with the responsibility of encouraging foreign investment from Belgium into the Southeast.
U.S. aid agencies must be focused in their overseas development work on supporting highly localized family and community initiatives, Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse said during a UNICEF meeting in Atlanta May 15. She said that they also must be wary of the misappropriation of funds by politicians, whom she mistrusts and often publicly denounces.
The European Union‘s No. 3 diplomat in Washington is in Atlanta this week to iron out details of a plan to have local consulates of its member states represent the union diplomatically on a rotating basis. Atlanta is one of 12 cities around the U.S. with a critical mass of EU consulates large enough to establish the program. The city […]