New Company Reception recognizes job creation, relocations, and expansion

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) February 24, 2015- Partnership Gwinnett and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development welcomed the County’s recently relocated and expanded businesses at its annual New Company Reception. The event, attended by nearly 120 business leaders and more than 20 new and expanding organizations to Gwinnett, honored companies for their growth, success, and investment in the community.

“Gwinnett County has a proud tradition of innovation, a talented workforce and a competitive business climate,” stated Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We thank these companies for selecting Gwinnett as the place to grow their businesses and we wish them all continued success.”

Attendees included representatives from 5Q Partners, ADMA BioCenters, Adrian Collaborative, AMF Bake Tech, Black Mermaid’s Handcrafted Soaps and Products, Dasan USA, Diversified Labeling Solutions, DraftServ Technologies, Eagle Rock Distributing, foresight USA, Haso USA, HighChem America, KRAIBURG TPE, Luckie & Co., Millennium Mat Company, Mölnlycke Health Care, Relus Technologies, Salude, Sortimo and Validation & Engineering Group. Company representatives were given an opportunity to share why they chose to expand within or relocate to the area.

German-founded manufacturer of Thermoplastic Elastomers, KRAIBURG TPE, broke ground in November 2014 on its 65,000- square-foot, $15 million Americas headquarters in Gwinnett. Jeff Frankish, Managing Director for KRAIBURG TPE said, “We are committed to growing in this community, and our state-of-the-art facility will provide additional space to support our future growth and allow us to take advantage of the new location’s convenient access to metro Atlanta.”

New and expanding small businesses and startup companies were also in attendance, including 2014 Amazing Entrepreneur winner, Denise Zannu, Founder and CEO of Black Mermaid’s Handcrafted Soaps and Products, and recently launched technology solutions provider, 5Q Partners.

“Gwinnett’s collaborative environment, top-ranked educational institutions and access to skilled IT professionals has established the community as a hub for technology. These were all important factors for us when deciding to start our business here. It’s a decision that we’re expecting to yield us success in the years to come,” said Trey Eiland, Founding Partner for 5Q Partners.

The County’s community and economic development initiative, Partnership Gwinnett, was launched in 2007 to recruit, retain, and attract business to the community. In 2014, the initiative assisted with 23 relocations or expansions, facilitating 1,645 new jobs and more than $125 million in capital investment for Gwinnett County.

“It’s our privilege to provide a platform for these companies to introduce themselves and for us celebrate their commitment to our community,” stated Nick Masino, Senior Vice President, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “These companies are proof that our team’s efforts to attract growing companies to Gwinnett are effective and that we are providing them with the opportunities and the resources they need to grow.”

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