Local Manufacturer grows business & expands footprint with 12,000 square foot facility
(Gwinnett/Metro Atlanta News) April 19, 2012- Partnership Gwinnett, the metro Atlanta economic and community development initiative, joined with FarraTech to celebrate the expansion of its headquarter operations at an open house event. Held at 2791 Peterson Place in Norcross, FarraTech’s decision to remain and expand speaks to the County’s solid business environment and the opportunities for long-term growth and stability that it offers existing industry.

“Our philosophy from the beginning has always been to be the best customer service company in Atlanta, and is still what motivates us to this day,” said Maria Mendillo, President and CEO of FarraTech. “Gwinnett provides us with ready and immediate access to our clients- locally, nationally, and internationally. What consistently separates us from our competition is our remarkable customer service- our location in Gwinnett and metro Atlanta enables us to provide that quality service.”

FarraTech manufactures its own brand of LaserJet toner cartridges in Gwinnett County; provides printer and copier service; and sells machines, hardware, and laptops. Started by John Farra in 1990 (then, known as Laser Supply & Service Company), FarraTech has been headquartered in Gwinnett for 23 years, and recently launched their business internationally- providing products to companies in Europe.

“For more than 20 years, FarraTech has been committed to doing business in Gwinnett County,” said Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We are proud to support the growth and expansion of this a homegrown manufacturing, sales and service company.”

The sustained development of FarraTech and the manufacturing industry as a whole supports the ongoing economic development efforts of Partnership Gwinnett. Led by the Gwinnett Chamber and a host of public and private investors, this initiative targets the retention and expansion of existing Gwinnett businesses in addition to developing new business in key market segments. The ultimate goal of the initiative, now it its second 5-year strategy implementation, is to promote jobs and wealth creation, support education and workforce excellence and improve the quality of life for the entire Gwinnett community.

“The continued growth of FarraTech speaks to the ongoing efforts of Partnership Gwinnett to holistically support and cultivate existing industries in the community,” said Kellie Brownlow, Director of Economic Development at Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. “Their commitment to excellence has won them local and national recognition- such notoriety and success will undoubtedly continue as the company further expands their business worldwide.”

Last month, FarraTech was the recipient of the Small Manufacturer of the Year Award at Partnership Gwinnett’s inaugural Movers and Makers Awards. The awards ceremony honored local Manufacturing and Supply Chain companies based on their economic impact, corporate responsibility, and overall workforce excellence.