Planning and engineering firm to create 35 new jobs

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) November 1, 2013 – The Dennis Group, LLC joined with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the opening of the company’s newest location in Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta. Located at 2445 Commerce Ave., Building 2300, in the Duluth area, the facility represents the national firm’s most recent expansion.

“Georgia has become a hub for innovative companies like The Dennis Group to expand and grow,” said Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “We are confident that Georgia’s collaborative, business-friendly atmosphere and qualified talent pool will strengthen The Dennis Group’s new facility.”

Formed in 1987, The Dennis Group’s 270 employees offer complete planning, architectural, process engineering, and construction management services exclusively to the food and beverage industry. Headquartered in Springfield, MA, the Georgia office joins two additional field locations in Utah and California.

The 35 employees that make up The DGL Atlanta team will focus on design, engineering, and execution of packaging projects, as well as a new client offering – Systems Modeling – to assist customers in planning, optimization, visualizing, and decision making.

“This is a very exciting endeavor for our company, which will greatly enhance our overall portfolio of services, better prepare us for the future, and create a strong regional presence in the southeast,” said Tom Dennis, President and Founder of The Dennis Group.

“We are pleased that The Dennis Group has chosen to invest in our community and welcome them to Gwinnett,” stated Gwinnett County Board of Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We work to cultivate a strong and stable business climate in the County, creating an environment that enables companies to locate, grow, and expand here.”

The DGL Atlanta team has deep experience in conceptual design, execution, vendor and construction management, and startup in industries including food and beverage, material handling, and water and wastewater. The new team is comprised of experienced engineers spanning packaging and material handling, systems and modeling, automation (electrical and controls) and designers, which includes eight Project Management Professional certified individuals.

“Gwinnett County is home to more than 300 engineering-related firms and 13,000 professionals holding engineering degrees, making our community an ideal location for national companies, such as The Dennis Group,” said Kellie Brownlow, Director of Economic Development for Partnership Gwinnett and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. “We are thrilled to add the DGL Atlanta team to our growing list of prominent businesses that have a presence in the County.”

To learn more about The Dennis Group, please visit www.dennisgrp.com or contact:
Dennis Tone | tone@dennisgrp.com | 404.867.8733

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.