Netherlands-based Inalfa only opened its 165,000-square-foot facility at the Cherokee 75 Corporate Park in January, and now, Deal says, the company plans to add another 45,000 square feet and 100 more jobs to its original projection of 300 jobs.
“With this significant expansion, it’s clear that Cherokee County is an ideal location for Inalfa Roof Systems,” the governor said in a news release.
“In its relatively short time in Georgia, Inalfa Roof Systems has proven to be a true team player for economic development in the region. This expansion demonstrates the company’s confidence in our No. 1 business climate.”
Inalfa is a leading manufacturer of roof systems for carmakers like BMW and General Motors. Its
first production line ramped up in early January and was sent to Ford Motor Co.
The company and the Cherokee Office of Economic Development were recently presented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s 2013 “Deal of the Year” by the governor.
Mary Ellen McClanahan, metro Atlanta project manager at the state economic development office, and COED assisted the company with the expansion, the news release said. It is expected to be complete by September 2014.
“We’re pleased our community provides Inalfa with a supportive business environment that allows it to achieve these successes,” said Cherokee Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens, in the release.
“Inalfa is a great example of a company that’s been able to make the most of all that Cherokee County has to offer,” COED Chairman Marshall Day added.
“We recognize the importance of existing industry and will continue to be an advocate for them for years to come.”
GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr said the company’s planned expansion is a good sign for the state.
“This expansion is a sure sign that companies who choose Georgia to locate to will grow within our state,” the commissioner said in the release.
“In just a few short months, Inalfa Roof Systems has experienced success. This is a strong testimony to the high-quality workforce and pro-business resources that Georgia provides.”