A Latvian manufacturer that is rapidly becoming one of the largest employers in middle Georgia hosted a job fair June 15 to fill some of those new positions. Valmiera Glass, which makes fiberglass fabrics used in thermal insulation, aviation and other sectors, is looking for workers in production positions like packaging and quality assurance, as well […]
Imagine receiving tokens as a reward for completing the sixth level of your favorite video game, and then exchanging this electronic cash for merchandise. This bridging of the virtual video-game world with the physical one — and helping companies capitalize in the process — is the premise behind the Atlanta-based gaming startup TheMonetizr. Recently named one of […]
Atlanta is no stranger to hosting European diplomats, but the arrival this week of Latvia’s ambassador in the U.S. illustrates just how key the city has become in the Baltic nation’s larger outreach to the United States. On the surface, the economic center of the Southeast U.S. may not seem to have much in common with a nation […]
Atlanta’s diplomatic door continued to revolve last year with big changes to makeup and leadership of the Georgia Consular Corps, which provides a direct conduit to more than 70 foreign governments.
It must’ve been stiff competition for the international startups that applied for entry into the second year of the Techstars accelerator’s Atlanta residency. About a third of the applications came in from 41 countries around the world, with Israel, India, the United Kingdom and Nigeria leading the non-U.S. pack. That was down from 69 countries last year. But […]
Editor’s note: Updated May 26 with comments from the Latvian embassy. Kevin Casebier should be an object lesson in what not to do to become an honorary consul, according to some. Instead, his ingenuity paid off, and the longtime banker, staffing executive and real estate developer has the distinction of becoming the most recently appointed diplomat in Georgia. Mr. […]
A company from the small European nation of Latvia has launched a massive expansion of its factory in Dublin, Ga., proving that investments of hefty economic impact don’t have to come from the most traditional sources. Valmiera Glass Group first announced its central Georgia factory in 2014, promising $20 million in investment and 125 jobs. Now, the company is […]
Valmiera Glass, a Latvian manufacturer specializing in fiberglass products, has announced plans to spend $20 million over five years on a new plant in Dublin, Ga. The company aims to eventually hire 150 workers at the 80,000-square-foot facility, which sits on 40 acres in an industrial park on Interstate 16. It will make heavy use […]