Newman, Ga. — Semperit Group is set to open a manufacturing facility for rubber gaskets in Georgia, which also will serve as the Austrian polymer group's new North America headquarters.
Scheduled for Nov. 1, the move will see Semperit relocating its headquarters from Stone Mountain, Ga., to a new 150,000-sq.-ft. unit in Coweta Industrial Park, according to its June 15 statement.
The $9 million facility will create 70 jobs and be powered 100 percent by renewable energy sources, Semperit said.
Operations will include "state-of-the-art" production lines for building facade seals, window gaskets, road and bridge expansion joints and other sealing components.
The project also will expand the group's warehousing and distribution capabilities for its sealant and conveyor belting portfolio.
"We have seen substantial growth in the Americas in recent years, and we are convinced that our strengthened regional focus, plus the establishment of the U.S. headquarters, in combination with a new production site, will strongly support in meeting our increased customer requirements while allowing us to service customers faster and more efficiently," Irene Coughlin, Semperit's managing director in the Americas, said in a statement. "The new headquarters and manufacturing footprint will also allow for improved operating efficiencies, increased supply chain and logistics management, and enhanced communications for our region."