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Wednesday February 10th, 2016 3:46AM

Gainesville firm plans to double its size

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Processing Equipment Solutions, Inc. (PES) in Gainesville recently purchased a 108,000 square foot building on the west side of town and plans to move there, doubling the size of its operation.

PES is currently located on Chestnut Street in a facility that is just under 50,000 square feet. It has 52 full time employees. This includes inventory, quality assurance, sales and service, machining and fabrication personnel. PES says its current workforce will accommodate considerable growth but as demand dictates, it expects its staff to grow with it.

According to its website, PES offers machine and fabrication shop services for a number of industries, including poultry and meat processing, health, automotive, and the military.

Over the last five years, company officials say PES has seen continuous growth of more than ten percent in annual sales. Along with existing components, the new facility will also house a new sales wing and machine demonstration center.

Brent Hoffman with Prudential Georgia Realty's Commercial Services in Gainesville, represented the company in the purchase.

Hoffman says PES has added 12 new employees this year and will add more as their business increases. They have already added positions this year to handle the growth.
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