Thursday, December 8, 2011
The ribbon cutting marks the opening of a $10 million HQ, which is projected to bring 100 jobs to the City of Norcross.
At a festive, well-attended ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday marked the opening the headquarters of Hyundai Construction Equipment of the Americas, Inc. in the City of Norcross. The new $10 million facility will bring an estimated 100 jobs to the area, according to the company. “We’ve learned that Georgia is a very business friendly environment,” said Hyundai Constructions Equipment Americas, Inc. President John Lim before official opening. He said that transportation infrastructure, a skilled pool of local workers and, most importantly, Southern hospitality drew him to the location, at 6100 Atlantic Blvd. “It is the success of this business that adds prosperity to the local economy and the state of Georgia,” said Gov. Nathan Deal, who …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Hope seen in manufacturing, a trend that plays out in Norcross.
The state jobless rate ticked up two-tenths percent in July, pushing past the 10 percent mark once again to 10.1 percent. Georgians lost 30,200 jobs during the month. That's the same rate as one year ago in July. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a release that the increase was primarily due to seasonal workers being laid off—with about 80 percent in the education field. In addition to 24,500 jobs lost in government and education, business services lost 2,200 and construction lost 1,800, according to the Department of Labor. The Labor Commissioner did see a bright spot in manufacturing, with a gain of 1,400 positions. The Department of Labor reports that this is the first time there has been an increase in manufacturing jobs in…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The $10-million facility is expected to create 100 jobs in Norcross area.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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 …