Auto-parts supplier will create 220 jobs, invest $62M in Bartow
by Monica Burge
August 27, 2012 01:06 AM | 3895 views | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARTERSVILLE — An Austrian-based automotive industry supplier plans to build a manufacturing facility in Bartow County’s Highland 75 Industrial Park, creating 220 jobs and investing $62 million.

The company, voestalpine Metal Forming, under its auto-body parts unit, plans to open the facility next July.

“We are just really excited about the possibility of these folks relocating here,” said Cartersville-Bartow County Joint Development Authority Chairman James Jarrett. “They’re an excellent company.”

The JDA announced the news at a special called meeting Aug. 15 where the authority signed a memorandum of understanding with the company.

Afterward, Bartow County Commissioner Clarence Brown hailed it as a milestone for the county.

“This could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to Bartow County,” Brown said. “It’s a great day.”

According to a news release, voestalpine’s Metal Forming Division, and specifically its auto-body parts unit, provides the automotive industry and suppliers with pressed parts in the body-in-white segment, as well as innovative structural components. The company said its customers represent several of the leading manufacturers in the automotive and automotive supply industries.

“As a supplying partner to the automotive industry, we have a very high commitment to quality to both innovative products and smooth supply chains,” AG Herbert Eibensteiner, CEO of voestalpine Metal Forming, said in a statement.

Bartow County’s geographic advantages played a significant role in voestalpine’s decision to open its new manufacturing operation here.

Voestalpine will be the anchor tenant in the Highland 75 development, a 707-acre master planned industrial/corporate park that is just off Interstate 75 in Cartersville. Highland 75 is a collaboration of Bartow County, the city of Cartersville and Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority.
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mk- zero cobb
August 28, 2012
I think I read an ice cream place is going to make ice cream in Cobb County,.. but not move their headquarters here.

It's time for any one smart to leave Cobb!

They have a baseball team , an awesome environmental center and very thriving cities!

Recent Gwinnett business news-

Encompass expanded its' regional headquarters.

OLI(subsidiary of WAMGROUP) expanded N. American headquarters.

Cavanna Packaging Group expanded headquarters.

Okabashi Brands expands operation.

Farra Tech expands corporate headquarters.

Mitshubishi Electric opened manufacturing plant.

WIKA Instrument, top national company.

Gwinnett is attracting hightech, bioscience & innovative companies. With this comes a need for an educated, well paid work force.

Cobb County- ICE CREAM? Really??

Just Wait
August 28, 2012
If you are so impressed with Gwinnett, why don't you move there?
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