FAE USA to Locate Headquarters, Production and Distribution to Hall County

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and Pattillo Construction Company announce a Ground Breaking Ceremony for FAE USA on Monday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Oakwood South Industrial Park in Oakwood, Georgia.

Parent company FAE GROUP is globally recognized in the design and manufacturing of leading-edge vegetation control, rock crushing and soil stabilization attachments with sales and business units operating in more than 35 countries. FAE USA specializes in advanced shredding technologies and is a whole-owned subsidiary of FAE Group S.P.A. of Fondo, Italy. FAE USA provides all domestic sales and product support for FAE products in the United States.

Giorgio Carera, CEO of FAE USA, Inc., stated, “We are excited about our new U.S. headquarters in Hall County, Georgia. We will be able to better serve our customers throughout the U.S. from this new location. The support we have received from the business community, City of Oakwood, Hall County, Pattillo Construction and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has made us feel welcome and pleased to join a great community of existing businesses.”

“In our analysis of locations,” continued Carera, “the success of many other international subsidiaries in Hall County, like ATEX and Kubota, was positive reinforcement of the pro-business environment of this community. We searched for a location that would allow us to be an efficient U.S. headquarters and sales operation, and also provide a highly productive and quality manufacturing environment. Hall County, Georgia provided that for us.”

FAE USA will relocate from Grayson, Georgia its United States headquarters, production and distribution operations to Hall County. The construction of a 35,000 building for FAE USA will begin in July 2006 on a 7.8 acre site in Oakwood South Industrial Park.

FAE USA will invest $3 million to $5 million in the business relocation and will hire four new employees to assist with business growth. Pattillo Construction Company will build the new facility, and FAE has additional land on the site to accommodate future company growth and additional subsidiaries.

”This is a great day for FAE Group, Oakwood, Hall County and Georgia,” said Tom Oliver, Chairman of the Hall County Commission. We are really pleased to have the U.S. subsidiary of their global business represented in our community.”

FAE USA offers a full array of hydraulic and PTO driven mulching, grinding, stone crushing and soil-stabilizing attachments. With high qualitative standards, FAE USA provides excellent performances in the most difficult and severe conditions with machines characterized by low maintenance costs and the use of specific designed and patented cutting tools.

Lamar Scroggs, Mayor of the City of Oakwood noted “FAE will be a great addition to our community and the existing industry of Oakwood and Hall County. The efforts of Oakwood and Pattillo Construction to partner on this economic development park continue to pay dividends.”

“This company’s expansion is another expression of the globalization happening in our economy and community,” said Tim Evans, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Economic Development. “FAE Group is a great company bringing a proven product, technology and professional management to a growing customer base in the United States. The growth potential for FAE is exciting, and we are grateful they have selected our community for the head, hands and feet of their U.S. business.”