Alfrex, a manufacturer of fire proof exterior panels, announced Tuesday that it will locate its North American headquarters, as well as their sales and manufacturing facilities, in Hall County.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development said the company plans to invest $6.2 million in the project, creating 30 new jobs.
"We are proud to welcome Alfrex to Hall County,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Alfrex joins a booming manufacturing industry here in Georgia, and I am confident that, with access to our readily-available and skilled workforce, they will thrive as they locate in North Georgia."
Alfrex will be the first tenant to sign a lease with the new 985 Lanier Logistics Center in Buford, occupying 85,000 square feet in the facility. The company joins 50 internationally-owned manufacturing subsidiaries in the area.
Alfrex is a U.S. subsidiary of the Korean manufacturer, Unience. Alfrex products are manufactured in-house using the technology of their world-class facilities; their products outfit buildings around the globe.
"We are very excited to be opening a new facility in Georgia, as our humble initiative and belief in our work has led us to become a global company,” said Cheolhwan Kim, president of Alfrex, LLC. “Our commitment is to hiring talented individuals, and making a positive contribution in the communities where we operate, with a focus on sustainability.”
Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Higgins said the company will be a welcome addition to Hall County's business economy.
"We are excited Alfrex has selected Hall County and Georgia for their North American headquarters, sales and manufacturing, and we are grateful for the partnership formed between the company, the developer, GDEcD and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce," Higgins said.
The facility is set to reach full production in March 2020.