Economic Development: April 2012
Tenneco Expands: In Hart County, vehicle supplier Tenneco is expanding its production lines and adding new equipment, resulting in an additional 350 employees at its facility, which already employs 750.
Asurion In Atlanta: Nashville, Tenn.-based Asurion Insurance Ser-vices, Inc. is expanding its software development team in Atlanta, with plans to hire 100 people over the first year of operation and up to 250 associates over the next few years.
New Textile In Tifton: American Textile Co. is mov-ing its North American distribution operations from Duquesne, Pa., to Tifton. The move will create 100 jobs.
Solar Farm for Walton: The 30-megawatt, 205-acre Simon Solar Farm has been approved by the Walton County Board of Commis-sioners. The project, located outside Social Circle, represents an $85-million investment.
Hiring Statewide: State Farm is hiring 150 new employees across Georgia. The majority of the new jobs will be at its Johns Creek headquarters.
Mitsubishi Breaks Ground: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating broke ground on its new 550,000-square-foot headquarters in Suwanee, representing a $26-million investment. It will open in February 2013.
Sausage Spot Moves North: South Georgia landmark Stripling’s General Store is opening a new location in Oconee County. The store is expected to open in September and employ about 25 people.
Third Shift In Dublin: IVC US is adding a third shift to its manufacturing line in Dublin, creating more than 30 jobs. The new jobs will bring total employment for the 520,000-square-foot facility, which opened in February 2011, to just under 200 – much more than the 115 jobs company officials expected over the first three years of operation.
Prison In Jenkins: A new prison is opening in Jenkins County. Owned by the private company Corrections Corporation of America, the prison will employ 200 when it opens this spring.
Q-Matic To Duluth: Customer flow management solution provider Q-Matic is moving its headquarters from North Caro-lina to a 15,000-square-foot facility in Duluth. The relocation will bring 20 new jobs to Gwinnett County.
Supplier to Dublin: German automotive supplier Erdrich Umformtechnik is investing $39 million for a metal stamping facility in Laurens County that will create 178 jobs. The 130,000-square-foot facility is the company’s first location in the United States.