World-class manufacturer creates 50 new jobs

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) June 30, 2014 – Hussmann, Corp., in partnership with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Economic Development announced the addition of new skilled trade jobs at their facility in Gwinnett County, Georgia today. A leader in the manufacturing, selling, installing, and servicing of display equipment and refrigeration systems in the retail food industry, Hussmann’s workforce expansion will add 50 jobs to metro Atlanta, through Georgia Quick Start.

“We are excited to expanding our skilled workforce in Gwinnett. The additional positions will dramatically improve our production efficiencies, to better serve our clients,” stated Andre King, Human Resources Manager for Hussmann. “We are continually increasing our refrigeration systems area operation and this investment is a first step toward our sustained growth.”

Hussmann will host a Skilled Trades Career Fair on Tuesday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, in Lawrenceville, GA. The company will be conducting on-site interviews for brazers (pipers), mechanical testers, electrical testers, welders and painters. Email resumes to Recruiting@hussmann.com.

“Hussmann’s investment in Gwinnett County speaks to the strength of our community and their confidence in the quality of our workforce,” said Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks. “This announcement is an excellent example of our economic vitality, as they create jobs for Gwinnett families and further strengthen our local manufacturing base.”

Georgia Quick Start is a free customized training program that helps companies maintain a competitive advantage by preparing workers with specific skill sets that they are seeking to develop in their employees. Training is conducted in classrooms, mobile labs or onsite at the company and is provided at no charge by the Technical College System of Georgia.

“Congratulations to Hussmann and Quick Start – partnerships like this one are key to our economic development successes,” said Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “This announcement puts the spotlight on two of our greatest economic development assets – our skilled workforce and our top-ranked workforce development program.”

“Continued investment and job creation in our state by successful, growing companies like Hussmann is one reason Georgia was again named the No. 1 state for doing business,” said Jackie Rohosky, Technical College System of Georgia Assistant Commissioner for Economic Development Programs and Head of Quick Start. “Helping Georgia’s existing industries continue to thrive is an essential part of our mission at Quick Start, and it’s an honor to help Hussmann continue bringing good jobs to Georgians.”

Hussmann’s Quick Start training was provided through Gwinnett Technical College. The college will provide additional support for their ongoing training needs.

“We are delighted to be working with Hussmann on this Georgia Quick Start project. Their expansion and the new jobs their growth creates underscores the role that workforce development and a skilled labor force plays in economic development in our region,” said David McCulloch, vice president of Economic Development, Gwinnett Technical College.

“As a global manufacturer, Hussmann has a choice in where to locate new jobs as their business grows. We are proud that they chose Gwinnett for this type of expansion. Our resources, including a strong workforce, expansive infrastructure and strategic partnerships, have created one of the top business climates in the country and we look forward to seeing Hussmann’s future achievements,” said Troels Adrian, Senior Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett.

Hussmann Corporation is a refrigerated products and solutions provider that increases visual merchandising, lowers energy consumption and improves operating performance of new and existing stores. Hussmann enables excellence in the food retail industry and serves a variety of customers including supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores and dollar stores.

To learn more about Hussmann, Corp., please visit www.hussmann.com. For more information on Gwinnett’s local economic development efforts, visit gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.