Germany-based GEBHARDT Logistics Solutions Inc. is moving into a new 30,000-square-foot warehouse in Gwinnett County as it continues its expansion in the U.S. Based in the German city of Cham near the Czech Republic border, Gebhardt makes specialized racks, dollies and carts for the shipping and storage of items that require specific care or configuration. Read more
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A privacy management software company that says it has “co-headquarters” in both Atlanta and London is spending $5 million to expand its operations in Atlanta, hiring 500. OneTrust, which also has an office in Munich, Germany, offers software that helps companies doing business around the world comply with the myriad regulations on data privacy — Read more
More than 50 German speakers witnessed the results of the German Bundestag Election Sunday, Sept. 24, at the German Cultural Center (Goethe Zentrum) in Midtown, which returned Angela Merkel as chancellor for the fourth time, but also gave a far-right party seats in the German parliament for the first time in half a century. The Read more
Lain Shakespeare looks out a window over the Atlanta Beltline, sharing the vision for the light rail line organizers hope will eventually run parallel to a trail that already has arguably transformed the way the city sees itself. “Projects like this are really redefining the way people view this city and increasing the demand for Read more
It’s easy to point to similarities between German Protestant reformer Martin Luther and the 20th-century civil rights icon who bore his name. Both Christian iconoclasts bound by conscience to speak truth to power, Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr. may seem like they were cut from the same cloth. But they also diverged in important ways, according to Michael Haspel, Read more
Switzerland is known for punctual trains that you can set your clock by, but few know that the country itself is a microcosm of a timekeeping device, says Andreas Maager, the outgoing Swiss consul general in Atlanta. Mr. Maager says Switzerland is like a watch, one of its most famous exports, and not just because of a manufacturing sector known Read more
Atlanta-area economic developers couldn’t have drawn up a project that blends more optimally the sectors they’re trying to promote. In another win for Atlanta’s “aerotropolis” region and the city’s broader automotive cluster, German luxury auto maker BMW announced that it would put a training center in the city College Park, adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. College Park, which sits Read more
U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have so far been unable to find personal chemistry in line with the close ties between their countries. At their first meeting in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump’s attempts to make light of U.S. wiretapping of European leaders fell flat, and he all-too-visibly failed to shake Ms. Merkel’s hand during a photo op. Read more
The GSU Singers’ modesty proved to be misplaced, as they bested 11 other choirs from around the world to win a biennial global competition in Marktoberdorf, a small Bavarian city in southern Germany.
No stores have been announced yet for Georgia, but the state perhaps has won a bigger prize in German grocery chain Lidl’s expansion into the United States: one of four regional headquarters and distribution centers.