Logistics firm plans to build facility in Hiram
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July 29, 2012 11:41 PM | 3112 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HIRAM — Interroll, the world’s leading supplier of conveyer systems and components, has announced plans to build a 93,000-square-foot manufacturing and showroom facility at Paulding Commerce Park on Bill Carruth Parkway in Hiram.

Panattoni Development will build the facility, and the $10 million operation will initially employ 70 people. The facility is expected to be complete by spring 2013.

The governor’s office announced the deal, and in a statement, Gov. Nathan Deal said manufacturing is key to the state’s economic recovery.

“Our ability to land competitive projects like Interroll helps further position Georgia among the best places for business. This project is a significant win for Paulding County and Georgia,” Deal said.

The Interroll Group is specializes in the field of internal logistics. Interroll products are used at such well-known global brands as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, FedEx, USPS, Procter & Gamble, Red Bull, Siemens, Walmart and Yamaha’s motorcycle division.

The Switzerland-headquartered business, founded in 1959, focuses on airports, parcel and postal services, distribution centers and food processing facilities. It has more than 1,500 employees worldwide, and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The Paulding County facility will manufacture material-handling products and pallet flow storage solutions for Interroll’s North American customers and select export markets.

Tim McGill, Interroll’s president of north American operations, said Paulding County’s economic development team made a compelling case.

“Paulding offered an excellent opportunity for Interroll. It provides easy access to the region’s skilled workforce, nearby interstates and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport,” McGill said. “I was also impressed by the level of new investments being made around the Park, such as the new WellStar Paulding Hospital and Atlanta Film Studios. There is a level of energy and excitement to the area that fits in well with Interroll’s way of working. Paulding economic development officials, Panattoni Development, and Commission Chairman Austin won our confidence and trust early on, and that made Interroll’s decision an easy one.”

Jamie Gilbert, executive director of Paulding County economic development, said Paulding got into Interroll’s site search late but was able make up a lot of ground by putting together a very attractive proposal.

“We offered Interroll a location in a county-owned business park that would be developed into a true manufacturing campus and was part of our new opportunity zone,” Gilbert said. “Paulding showed Interroll how the utilization of local and state incentives could offset their construction costs, making our location extremely competitive with many existing buildings and significantly cheaper than build-to-suit options in other locations. Also, we wanted Interroll to be actively involved in the design, planning and development of the Park. The company found that very appealing.”
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