GCP Applied Technologies Plans Atlanta, Georgia, Headquarters
The company, which currently operates multiple manufacturing facilities in the state, said it expects to open its new headquarters by Q4 2021. The relocation follows the $122.5 million sale of its corporate headquarters in Cambridge in 2020.
“We are excited to open GCP’s new global headquarters in the Atlanta area, the main business center in the Southeast U.S. region where Fortune 500 companies and innovative local startups are choosing to locate,” said Simon Bates, president and CEO of GCP Applied Technologies. “We are confident that the Atlanta metro area will be the best possible home for our headquarters. The city has a diverse professional talent pool and strong market characteristics, and its affordability makes it attractive to both employees and employers.”
“It’s exciting when companies with a presence in the state choose to expand here, but when they also choose to move their headquarters to Georgia, it’s further evidence that our relationships have made a difference in maintaining Georgia’s reputation as the top state for business,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “In metro Atlanta, GCP Applied Technologies will find a welcoming business community, strong workforce, a high quality of life, and the resources they need for their headquarters to thrive.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Project Manager Barton Lowrey represented the Global Commerce division on this competitive project in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, University System of Georgia, and Georgia Power.
“We welcome GCP Applied Technologies to their new home as they continue to grow their multinational operations,” said Katie Kirkpatrick, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “From a growing and diverse labor pool, connectivity through our airport, a low cost of living and doing business, and an excellent quality of life, metro Atlanta is the right location with the advantages that businesses need for future success. Congratulations to the GCP team and all the partners who supported this decision.”
With operations in more than 30 countries around the globe, GCP Applied Technologies is an international provider of construction products and technologies. This includes additives for cement and concrete, in-transit concrete management systems, high-performance waterproofing products, and other specialty systems.
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