Netherlands-Based VDL Groep Plans Hall County, Georgia Facility
The facility is expected to be operational by August 2018. New jobs will include positions in engineering, manufacturing and general sales administration.
“VDL Groep sees the state of Georgia as an attractive starting point based on geography and availability of resources,” said VDL Groep President & CEO Willem van der Leegte. “We are a specialist in providing the supply chain for our customers and we think there is a demand for our products and services in the surroundings of Georgia.”
Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, VDL Groep is a family-owned company that operates 98 companies in 20 countries and employs more than 17,000.
“VDL is a welcome addition to the growing business community of family-owned and European-based subsidiaries with their North American manufacturing operations in the Gainesville-Hall County,” said Tim Evans, Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. “This new location will benefit many existing manufacturing industries, as well as the citizens of our community.”
VDL Groep’s decision to locate in Hall County speaks to Georgia’s ability to attract dynamic manufacturing companies from around the world with our business-friendly environment and highly skilled workforce,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “With this manufacturing facility, VDL Groep will join a number of Dutch companies that operate more than 100 facilities in our state and employ more than 7,500 Georgians. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with VDL Groep and seeing the company continue to grow here in Georgia.”
“Georgia’s incredible international relationships continue to yield positive results, and announcements like this speak to Governor Deal’s leadership in creating the best environment for all companies to locate and grow,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson.
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