Manufacturer to add 50 new jobs at metro Atlanta facility
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) March 25, 2014 – Millennium Mat Company, the second largest manufacturer of industrial mats in the United States, joined Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) to announce the relocation and expansion of its headquarter and manufacturing operations in Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta. The announcement represents 50 new jobs and $9.5 million in capital investment for the community over the next five years.
Millennium Mat will move its operations from 3255 to 3200 Shawnee Industrial Way in the Suwanee area of Gwinnett County, a relocation which results in a doubling of office and manufacturing space. The leased 256,700-square-foot facility will house all domestic operations for the company.
“This announcement marks our largest expansion to date,” stated Ian Malpass, Founder and President of Millennium Mat Company. “Over the past few years, we’ve strategically invested in product development, manufacturing process improvements and employee recognition programs to ensure quality and efficiency in all we do and today’s announcement represents the fruits of this labor. We remain committed to producing innovative products and delivering excellent service to our partners and customers with this new space.”
“Millennium Mat Company’s expansion in Gwinnett County highlights Georgia’s leadership in the floor covering industry,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “With our interconnected highways and railways coupled with our top-ranked workforce, Millennium Mat Company will better provide for its customers across the globe with this new facility.”
The company plans to add state-of-the-art press and printing equipment to its expanded Gwinnett facility, further improving its manufacturing versatility and efficiency to allow for additional styles, shapes and sizes of mats. Millennium Mat also operates plants in the United Kingdom and India.
“Millennium Mat Company’s decision to remain and expand in Gwinnett County is a testament to our pro-business culture and strong economic environment,” stated Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We are pleased Millennium Mat Company chose to call Gwinnett home nearly 15 years ago and look forward to their continued success.”
The expansion comes on the heels of Millennium Mat’s recent recognition as the 2014 Large Manufacturer of the Year during the annual Partnership Gwinnett Movers & Makers Awards. In addition to honoring Millennium Mat’s impact on the community and overall corporate responsibility, the awards specifically recognized the company’s innovative approach to workforce involvement and excellence. One such initiative in place, Pearls of Wisdom, promotes employee ideas that help streamline operations and, in turn, grow the company.
“Millennium Mat Company has proven to be a valuable asset to Gwinnett’s established manufacturing industry,” commented Troels Adrian, Senior Project Manager of Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “Through its continual development of market-leading products, processes and services, Millennium is yet another example of a Gwinnett-based company utilizing our skilled workforce and advanced infrastructure to create more jobs and investment for the County.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development Project Manager Lindsay Martin represented the State of Georgia on this project. Troels Adrian, Senior Project Manager for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett, worked to retain Millennium Mat Company in Gwinnett County. Nathan Anderson of NAI Brannen Goddard represented the building owner, Cobalt, in the transaction and Steve Taylor at The Taylor Company represented Millennium Mat.
To learn more about Millennium Mat Company, please visit www.millmats.com.
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.