“Linde + Wiemann’s decision to locate their U.S.-based operation in Hart County sends a strong message about Georgia’s business-friendly climate,” Deal said in the release. “This announcement indicates Northeast Georgia as a hub for the manufacturing of products that are vital to major automotive industry leaders worldwide.”
The privately-held firm, plans to open its facility on 29 acres in the Gateway II Industrial Park near Lake Hartwell along the Georgia-South Carolina border, the release said.
Linde + Wiemann CEO Urlich Schoof said in the release the company picked Georgia for its location and skilled workforce.
This appears to be the first in a string of jobs expansions the state plans to announce in January. Earlier Tuesday, Deal made jobs and investment a consistent theme of his speech to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast.
He told chamber leaders and politicians at the annual meeting at the start of the state's legislative session that the state expects to announce more than 3,100 new jobs coming to the state in January.