Purina has opened operations in Hartwell, taking the first step in a $320 million investment plan that will generate 240 jobs in the northeast Georgia community by 2023. Political and economic development leaders attended a ribbon-cutting event Monday at a new 190,000-square-foot distribution center on the site that will eventually host a massive pet food plant. Read more
Since 1996 when the Olympic rowing, canoeing and kayaking events were held at Lake Lanier, the venue’s prestige has grown exponentially. Now known as Lake Lanier Olympic Park, it has drawn a host of prestigious events including U.S. national championships in all three sports. Two years ago it was the site for the Pan-American Championships drawing Read more
When it comes to expanding their businesses, the Schmidt and Westhoff families don’t mind crossing national boundaries to go where the action is. The success of their company Kraiburg TPE USA in Gwinnett County made them keen to open a facility for Gezolan LP in the county as well. Kraiburg TPE and Gezolan are considered Read more
Switzerland’s Corvaglia Group will set up a $25 million factory in Newnan, its first U.S. plant, by the end of this year. The beverage-industry supplier said it will use proprietary manufacturing molds to make one-piece caps for plastic bottles. The company is known for highly automated plants that help it supply caps for 20 percent Read more
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.
Pet food manufacturer Purina, owned by Swiss food giant Nestlé, is set to spend $320 million over five years on a factory and distribution center in northeast Georgia. The plant will be located in Hartwell, which sits close to Interstate 85, and will employ 240 people at full strength. Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. is still working 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
One makes contact lenses with layers thinner than a human hair. Another produces sensors that help cars avoid collisions. And one makes grown-up “toys” — golf cars, Waverunners and four wheelers. What linked three companies presenting at the Sept. 22 Next Generation Manufacturing annual conference? Foreign ownership and a commitment to efficient manufacturing through the use Read more
When the World Affairs Council of Atlanta sought to fill the shoes of recently retired programs director Cedric Suzman, it cast a wide net in terms of geography and qualifications.
Interoll Worldwide Group, a Swiss maker of conveyor systems to help factories, airports, warehouses and other facilities with internal logistics, has opened a new $10 million plant in Hiram, Ga. The 100,000-square-foot Regional Center of Excellence in Paulding County will also include a product showroom. Interroll is hiring 40 to start but eventually plans to expand to 100 employees. The decision Read more