Tue., September 17, 2013 12:20pm
Richard Kopelman, Chairman of the Next Generation Manufacturing Conference, believes there are two main challenges for Georgia’s manufacturing companies: finding qualified workers and using government incentives effectively. “Eight-two percent of manufacturers aren’t taking advantage of the tax credits and incentives available to them,” explained Kopelman, who is also a CPA and managing partner at accounting firm Habif, Arogti and Wynne.
Thu., May 2, 2013 7:00am
Executives of a steel fabricator say they plan to add more than 150 jobs over the next three years at its Dawson County plant to supply parts for a new Caterpillar production facility near Athens. Impulse Manufacturing will produce parts for several small excavators that will be produced at the new Caterpillar plant.
Mon., January 7, 2013 3:03am
A new Caterpillar plant in Athens is being credited for attracting another firm to nearby Watkinsville. Mayor Charles Ivie said Industrial Finishing Specialists of Sanford, N.C., will open a satellite location in the town.
Wed., September 26, 2012 9:56am
Three Georgia Technical schools will share a multi-million dollar grant to develop new technology programs. The money will go toward expanding school curriculums and job opportunities with big companies coming to Georgia.
Mon., March 12, 2012 3:00am
Construction equipment maker Caterpillar is already accepting job applications for its planned manufacturing plant in northeast Georgia. Caterpillar has posted jobs for management and supervisory positions — jobs requiring a college degree and some work experience.
Tue., February 21, 2012 5:00am
Caterpillar could break ground on its new Georgia plant within the next two weeks. Land planner Jon Williams said he submitted plans for the $200 million facility Friday afternoon, just hours after the firm announced they would build it near Athens.
Fri., February 17, 2012 7:18am
Caterpillar says it is building a new manufacturing plant in Georgia, which company officials say is expected to employ 1,400 workers in the state. The company, which is based in Peoria, Ill., said in a statement Friday morning that the planned 1-million-square-foot plant is being built near Athens.