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Georgia: GEDIA to locate first southeast U.S. site in Whitfield County, create 200 jobs

Christian Fernsby |
GEDIA Automotive Group will build an advanced manufacturing facility that will begin production with a focus on parts for electric vehicles.

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Topics: GEDIA    JOBS   

GEDIA will invest $85 million in this project, delivering 200 jobs to the greater Dalton area at a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) certified property in Whitfield County.

With more than 100 years of experience, GEDIA supplies lightweight structural automotive parts to Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and numerous other world-renowned companies. Headquartered in Germany, this will mark the company’s first site in the Southeast and its second facility in the United States.

GEDIA will use state of the art press hardening, tempering, and automated welding processes to produce parts for electric vehicles, and operations are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021.

GEDIA will be offering opportunities for management and staff positions, highly skilled technicians, and production workers. Additional information will be available by the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2020.

GEDIA will build and occupy a 180,000 square foot facility on a GRAD Certified property in Carbondale Business Park.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development was represented in this competitive project by Director of International Relations Nico Wijnberg, in partnership with the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, Whitfield County, and Georgia Quick Start.

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