A manufacturer of a versatile belt loader extension for use in the Airline and Air Cargo industries, Denmark-based Power Stow will open its U.S. headquarters in Norcross, Georgia, with plans to create 25 jobs in Gwinnett County during the next three years.
Located at 6175 Northbelt Parkway, the company’s 20,000-square foot Norcross facility will house sales and after-market support services, as well as the manufacturing of Power Stow’s patented Rollertrack baggage conveyor system.
“Before launching these operations in Georgia, all of our production was handled in Denmark, which made it difficult to reach customers in the North and South American markets,” stated Ben Reeves, Vice President for Power Stow Americas Inc. “By establishing our headquarters in Gwinnett County, we are now centrally located and able to take advantage of the incentives offered through the Norcross Opportunity Zone, which will be a tremendous asset to our future growth potential.”
“With more than 500 aerospace companies in Georgia, our state is calling the attention of top-notch manufacturers,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “Power Stow’s decision to choose Georgia as its first U.S. headquarters explains that our highly skilled workforce, solid transportation network and dynamic business climate will help booming companies such as Power Stow reach new markets in the U.S.”
“We are excited to count Power Stow as another win for the Opportunity Zone in Gwinnett Village,” commented Chuck Warbington, Executive Director for the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District. “This announcement achieves one of the objectives of the CID: to attract high-quality jobs and build wealth within our community.”
“The state has worked to create a welcoming environment for international businesses. As a result, many of the companies we support choose Georgia for their expansion into US markets,” stated Danish Trade Commissioner Carsten Rosendahl.
“As always, it was a pleasure working with our state and local partners to secure Gwinnett’s twelfth international expansion or relocation in the past two years and I look forward to continuing this trend into 2014,” said Troels Adrian, Senior Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett.