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Cottrell Plans Second Gainesville, Georgia, Facility

Cottrell, an industry leader in manufacturing and assembling over-the-road car haulers and equipment, will invest $125 million and establish a second manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Georgia.

The new Hall County location, which will serve as the company’s North Campus, adjacent to their existing South Campus, will bring many of Cottrell’s operations under one roof. The company currently employs more than 1,000 people at their Gainesville facility.

“Hall County has been an extraordinary place to grow our business, and we are excited to continue our next phase with the people of this community,” said Cottrell CEO Danny Zink. “This new state-of-the-art expansion will allow Cottrell to meet and exceed customer and employee needs and expectations for decades to come.”

The company expects land development and facility construction to take 24 to 30 months and plans to break ground during the third quarter of 2021.

“With a nearly 50-year history in Hall County, Cottrell has been a valued member of Georgia’s advanced manufacturing community for decades,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp. “It's great to see Cottrell double down on their investment in Gainesville and put highly skilled, hardworking Georgians back to work.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Director Kristi Brigman represented the Global Commerce Division on this project in partnership with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gainesville, and Jackson EMC.

“We are excited to see Cottrell establish a second facility in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “This announcement speaks to the strength of our existing industries and to the top-ranked workforce that has continued to attract investments and support the growth of the manufacturing industry in the state. I extend my thanks to our economic development partners in Hall County for their long-term partnership and to Cottrell for their continued investment in the local community.”

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