American Air Filter Co., Inc. d/b/a AAF International (AAF) joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett to announce its expansion in unincorporated Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia. The announcement represents 25 new jobs and $1.4M in capital investment for the community.
The Atlanta AAF facility is consolidating multiple buildings and moving from its current facility near unincorporated Norcross, Ga., into a larger 185,745 square-foot building, located at 2165 Northmont Parkway, unincorporated Duluth, Ga. This new, larger building will accommodate plant manufacturing operations, warehousing, and shipping and receiving. AAF, the world’s largest manufacturer of air filtration solutions, operates production, warehousing and distribution facilities in 22 countries across four continents. With its global headquarters in Louisville, Ky., AAF is committed to protecting people, processes and systems through the development and manufacturing of the highest quality air filters, filtration equipment and containment housings available today.
“AAF has been operating a facility in Gwinnett County since 1982, and we will be relocating to a larger, better-equipped facility in Duluth,” said Paul Schneider, Plant Manager, AAF. “Along with this relocation, our Georgia operations will be expanding in order to better meet the needs of our customers and the new space will enable future growth in response to increased sales.”
AAF’s Georgia facility manufactures industry leading air filtration products that protect HVAC and commercial refrigeration units, as well as reducing airborne contaminates. Its customers include essential businesses such as healthcare, pharmaceutical, government and military, and biotechnology, and its high-efficiency air filters reduce virus carriers in the environment and are more essential than ever.
“AAF’s expansion in Gwinnett County is indicative of a larger trend of Georgia emerging as the national leader in advanced manufacturing,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I’d like to thank our economic development partners and companies like AAF who continue to invest in our state for helping make Georgia the manufacturing powerhouse that it is today.”
Operations will begin transitioning to the new facility in August, and fully operational in November. As a result of this plant relocation and expansion, 25 new jobs will be created and approximately $1.4M in capital investment is being spent.
“American Air Filter Co.’s commitment to Gwinnett County and its expansion here will not only help meet the needs of its customers and enable future growth, but it has also further proven that Gwinnett County is a great location for a leader in the air filtration solutions industry,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash.
Director, Business Retention & Expansion Deven Cason represented Partnership Gwinnett in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Jackson EMC on the project expansion.
“This announcement showcases Gwinnett’s strong business climate and top tier workforce continue to support our existing industries to expand their footprints in the community,” said Cason. “We look forward to AAF’s continued success and growth in Gwinnett.”
To learn more about AAF, visit www.aafintl.com.