Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday (June 21) that Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. will locate its new headquarters in Norcross, bringing approximately 100 jobs over the next five years.
“Hyundai Construction Equipment has a global reputation as a leader in providing its customers with innovative, high-quality equipment that serves all facets of the construction industry,” Deal said in a released statement. He said that Georgia’s resources are what attract global companies like Hyundai to the area.
The facility, located at 6100 Atlantic Blvd., is expected to be a $10-million investment.
The South Korean company was formed in 1991 to make construction equipment. The headquarters will serve all of the Americas.
“We needed a location that was strategically located not only for access to markets in the Southeastern United States but South and Central America as well,” said John Lim, president of Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., in the statement. “Georgia, Gwinnett County and the City of Norcross will be ideal as we grow our business for the future.”
Norcross was chosen as the location for the site because of its easy access to the highway, its proximity to the company’s clients and because of the local “pipeline of talent” in the industry, Deal’s release said.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce helped to land the deal.
“The expansion of this well respected international company will be an excellent fit for the location and provide access to a talented work force,” said Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson. “We look forward to working with the leadership of the company to make them feel at home.”