Geveko Markings, a world leader in materials for road and pavement markings and horizontal decoration applications, has acquired a 20-acre site in the Gainesville Business Park for its North American activities. A new facility will be constructed and employ 50 to 75 team members within the first year with further growth expected in the coming years.
Geveko Markings, founded in Sweden in 1924, has grown its North American market presence significantly leading the company to expand its manufacturing, distribution and supporting functions to a new, larger facility and headquarters.
Ulrik Haagen-Olsen, Group CEO of Geveko Markings said, “We are fully committed to serve and expand our presence and activities in North America. The new facility will allow us to cater better to the market and, in addition, support our objective of delivering superior customer experience and becoming the preferred supplier of high-quality road and pavement marking materials. We selected Gainesville due to its proximity to Atlanta, accessibility to skilled workers, and because operations can be easily scaled from the location.”
“We are excited to welcome Geveko Markings to Hall County,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Georgia is a magnet for international companies who are seeking to expand in North America. I am confident that Geveko will find all the resources they need to be successful here including a readily available and skilled workforce.”
Geveko Markings will construct a new 80,000 square foot manufacturing center and headquarters on the site. The company has selected Carroll Daniel Construction as its design-build construction firm for the project. Geveko Markings has already started the project, and the new facility is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2019.
Laura Clark, President of Geveko Markings’ Northern American division, stated, “From a business growth standpoint, the new facility in Hall County provides an opportunity to build a state-of-the art North American headquarters that will provide our rapidly expanding customer and partner base with innovative, quality products that are delivered efficiently throughout North America.”
Expressing gratitude towards everyone involved with the project, Clark continues, “It has been a pleasure to work with all the people in Gainesville-Hall County. From the planning department staff to the elected officials, the State of Georgia and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, everyone has worked hard toward a solution that maximizes the best interests of the community and Geveko Markings.”
“Geveko Markings will be a great addition to the Gainesville-Hall County Business Community,” said Mayor Danny Dunagan. “The company’s new 20-acre site in Gainesville Business Park was part of a development partnership between the City of Gainesville, Hall County and the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority. This new announcement is a reminder that by working together, we can achieve great things in economic development and for the community,” said Dunagan.
Tim Evans, Vice President of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce commented, “Geveko Markings is already making an economic impact in the community by choosing local civil and design-build construction services for their new facility. Geveko will get the best service and price for their project, but more than that, they’ve made a firm statement that they want to be a stakeholder in the business community.”
Geveko Markings is a leader in its manufacturing processes in Europe with ISO 9001 and 14001 Certifications. The company has a strong global footprint with operations in more than 75 countries.
About Geveko Markings
Geveko Markings is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a full range of quality and environmentally-friendly materials for road and pavement markings, line markings and horizontal decorative applications. Their business concept is to develop and provide quality marking materials that contribute to increased road safety by informing and guiding road users and to create decorative surfaces. Products are designed to offer customers faster, easier, safer, and more qualitative and durable markings solutions, and focus is to add value through close cooperation and strong partnership with customers, specifiers and authorities. www.geveko-markings.com
About the Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council / Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
The Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council is a public-private partnership of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Hall County and the Cities of Gainesville, Flowery Branch, Lula and Oakwood. The Economic Development Council provides one-stop marketing and economic development services to support the community’s efforts in existing industry retention, new business recruitment, small business development and retail development. Founded in 1908, the Greater Hall Chamber serves the entire Gainesville-Hall County Metropolitan Area. With more than 2,300 business members, the Chamber is dedicated to supporting an aggressive business environment and making a positive contribution to the community by serving as a resource for information, a voice for business, and a valuable link to community development.