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Cottrell to invest $125m in Gainesville, Georgia expansion, create new jobs

Christian Fernsby |
Cottrell will establish a second manufacturing facility in Gainesville.

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This will serve as the company’s North Campus, adjacent to their existing South Campus in Hall County. Cottrell will invest $125 million in the new 500,000-square-foot facility, which will also create new jobs.

Cottrell opened its first facility in Gainesville-Hall County in 1973. The new North Campus facility will bring many of the company’s operations under one roof. The company expects land development and facility construction to take 24 to 30 months and plans to break ground during the third quarter of 2021.

Certain aspects of production will be transferred to the new North Campus facility when complete, while the existing buildings of the South Campus will be used to support future business growth.

Cottrell currently employs more than 1,000 people at their Gainesville facility. They are now hiring for the following positions: MIG welder, aluminum welder, CNC laser operator, CNC drill operator, CNC setup, manual machinist, CNC saw operator, hydraulic installer, painter, and robot welder operator.

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