Not only will thyssenkrupp Elevator Company build the tallest tower of its kind in the U.S. for its North American operations center near The Battery Atlanta but also will upgrade two elevators in the Cobb County government building in downtown Marietta.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 on April 9 to award the $219,858 contract to thyssenkrupp to upgrade the two existing public elevator cars in the government building, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.
In February, the commissioners agreed to fund this project from the Fiscal Year 2018 fund balance.
Back in September, Cobb County economic incentives of around $1.3 million were granted by a 5-0 vote of the commissioners to thyssenkrupp/BRED Inc. at Circle 75 Parkway.
In the first year of operation, about 125 jobs will be created with an anticipated increase to around 900 new full-time, permanent jobs within the county’s 10-year incentive period at an average annual salary of $94,000 for all jobs.
The estimated economic impact is $2.75 million during the 10-year incentive period.
A German-based business that makes and sells elevators, thyssenkrupp is relocating its headquarters and emerging technologies business of thyssenkrupp Elevators Americas to Cobb.
An approximately $130 million, 290,000 square-foot office building will be constructed by BRED (Braves Development Company).
By early 2022, a $101 million, 420-foot-tall, state-of-the-art elevator qualification-and-test tower is expected to be completed - the tallest of its kind in the U.S. and one of the tallest in the world.
With 18 shafts, the Innovation complex test tower will be used to test new concepts and product pilots, including high-speed elevators, the two-cabins-per-shaft elevator system, TWIN, and the world’s first ropeless and sideways-moving elevator system, MULTI - the company’s third test tower along with those in Germany and China, according to a thyssenkrupp news release.
Part of the office building will be leased to thyssenkrupp for use as its corporate headquarters with construction to be completed by early 2022.
Also, thyssenkrupp will pay $16.4 million to buy furniture, fixtures and equipment for the office building and elevator tower.
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