Economic Development: September 2014

Cartersville HQ: Beaulieu International Group is coming to Bartow County. The Belgium-based textile and floorcovering manufacturer will establish its U.S. headquarters in Cartersville, creating 350 jobs and investing $200 million over the next five years.

Ringgold Recycling: Shaw Industries Group is expanding its reclamation and recycling program in Catoosa County, creating 70 new jobs. The $17-million Evergreen facility boosts the company’s efforts to keep end-of-use carpet out of landfills.

Cobb Move: Vonage Business Solutions is relocating from Midtown Atlanta to an 80,000-square-foot location in Cobb County and adding 450 new employees.

Suwanee Expansion: Hussmann Corp. is expanding in Gwinnett County, adding 50 jobs. The company makes and sells display and refrigeration equipment for the retail food industry.

Sweet Dreams: Hollander Sleep Products Inc., which makes comforters, pillows and mattress pads, is opening a 208,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in McDuffie County that will employ more than 200.

Freight Increase: Syfan Logistics is undergoing a $2-million expansion in Gainesville, adding 50 people.

Growing in Chatham: Haifa Group is investing $12 million into a new facility in Savannah. The fertilizer plant will employ 20.

Coastal Logistics: International Auto Processing (IAP) is undergoing a $3-million expansion in St. Simons Island, creating 30 jobs.

Griffin Growth: Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. will  build a $100-million, 127,000-square-foot facility at The Lakes at Green Valley in Spalding County and hire 80. The company supplies transparent barrier films to packaging manufacturers.

Monroe Expansion: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas is nearly doubling its operations in Walton County with a new $80-million, 290,000-square-foot facility that will bring up to 250 jobs over the next few years.

E-Commerce: Credorax, an Israeli online payment processor, has located a new office in Atlanta, with plans to add 100 jobs by 2018.

Bibb Glass: YKK AP America Inc.’s Macon residential window plant is doubling its production capacity by the  new year to keep up with a recovering housing market. The company has been located in Macon since 1974.

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