The Union Recorder

Top Stories

June 24, 2013

Auto-related firm expected to create 300 jobs

ACWORTH — Gov. Nathan Deal says a firm that makes vehicle roofing systems will open a north Georgia plant that's expected to create 300 jobs.

Deal said Inalfa Roof Systems will open a manufacturing facility in Cherokee County that represents a $17.1 million investment. The plant will be in the Cherokee 75 Corporate Park off Interstate 75, about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.

The governor said Inalfa is a leading supplier of sunroofs and open roofing systems for automotive manufacturers such as Hyundai Kia, Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Chrysler Group and BMW Group.

"Inalfa joins the dynamic auto industry Georgia has cultivated for more than 100 years," Deal said in a statement. "Our central location in the Southeast, deep workforce resources and logistics infrastructure have attracted well over 300 companies and continue to give the state a competitive advantage in this manufacturing sector."

The plant will be the fourth one in the United States and the first in the Southeast for Inalfa. The company's global headquarters are in Venray, The Netherlands. It has a workforce of about 3,000 employees worldwide.

Inalfa's North American headquarters is located in Michigan, and it operates a total of four plants in Michigan and Mexico.

Deal said the industrial park along I-75 is in close proximity to automotive manufacturers located throughout the Southeast.

"After a four-year search for a location in the South, we couldn't be more pleased to find our ideal site in Cherokee County," Danny Colaris, vice president of North American Operations for Inalfa Roof Systems, said in the statement released by the governor's office.

"The state and local economic development teams, as well as Georgia Power, have all been extremely helpful in introducing us to this strategic location and the advantages of doing business in Georgia," Colaris said.

The plant is expected to begin operating in January 2014. The new Inalfa facility in Georgia will provide a wide range of job opportunities, including engineering, operations and supply chain, purchasing and manufacturing associates, the governor's office said.

 

1
Text Only
Top Stories
Poll
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday