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LINDE + WIEMANN to create 200 new jobs, will invest more than $35M in Hart County

German-based LINDE + WIEMANN GmbH KG, a leading manufacturer of complex structural steel systems to automotive OEM’s worldwide, will establish a U.S.-based assembly operation with associated national sales and distribution activities in Hart county, Ga. The company’s first facility will initially employ approximately 200 people and represent a capital investment of more than $35 million.

“LINDE + WIEMANN’s decision to locate their U.S.-based operation in Hart County sends a strong message about Georgia’s business-friendly climate,” said Gov. Deal. “This announcement indicates Northeast Georgia as a hub for the manufacturing of products that are vital to major automotive industry leaders worldwide.”

Monday, May 9, 2016/Number of views (3009)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Infrastructure Investments

Infrastructure Investments

To Strengthen Short-Sea Option in Mexico

The annual volume of vehicles currently built in Mexico is approximately 3.2 million. With planned expansions of manufacturing facilities, production levels will increase to over 5 million vehicles per year by 2018. This expansion will mean a growing need for both rail and short-sea transit to reach the U.S. markets.

 

To accommodate this growth, the government of Mexico and private companies are set to improve road and rail systems to the ports of Veracruz, Tuxpan, Altimira and Tampico. Mexico’s transport and communications ministry is developing 25 port projects across Mexico, constituting an investment of more than $4.1 billion.

Friday, April 29, 2016/Number of views (2780)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA Today: Service, Sustainability and Safety

GPA Today: Service, Sustainability and Safety

In every decision, GPA balances three factors vital to a sustainable business model: service excellence, a commitment to preserving natural resources, and ensuring those who work at the ports make it home safely each day.

Tangible investments demonstrate GPA’s commitment to conservation.

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Keeping ahead of the growth curve

Keeping ahead of the growth curve

Georgia is already an impressive hub for containerized trade. The Port of Savannah moved 3.73 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in 2015, and regularly handles 10,000 truck moves a day.

“In order to stay ahead of phenomenal growth, the Georgia Ports Authority is working with state and federal partners to build upon our world-class transportation infrastructure,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Improvements to both landside and maritime assets will help port users reach customers more quickly.”

Monday, April 11, 2016/Number of views (2663)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Valmiera Glass to create 425 jobs in Laurens County

Valmiera Glass to create 425 jobs in Laurens County

Latvian-based company to invest $90 million in Dublin headquarters expansion

Valmiera Glass Group, a Latvian-based fiberglass manufacturer, will expand their U.S.-based headquarters operation in Dublin. This project will create 425 jobs and generate an overall investment of $90 million through 2022. 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016/Number of views (4211)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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