From left to right: William De Baets, Belgium Consul General, Lindsay Martin, Director - Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Charlotte Nash, Gwinnett County Commission Chair, Ney Corsino, SVP - Americas, President/CEO Barco Inc, Hala Moddelmog, President & CEO at Metro Atlanta Chamber, Andrew Carnes, Vice President of Economic Development at Partnership Gwinnett
Photo: Partnership Gwinnett
Photo: Partnership Gwinnett

Gwinnett manufacturer adding 50 jobs, $5 million investment

Belgian-based manufacturer Barco announced it will add 50 jobs to its Gwinnett County facility.

The company will also invest $5 million in the Duluth-area facility, which is its American headquarters, according to Partnership Gwinnett, an economic development group. Barco manufactures electronics used in entertainment, medical and business fields. 

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The new investment is intended to “upgrade” the work space, expand service capabilities and make the company more attractive to potential hires, according to a Partnership Gwinnett release.The new jobs will take the workforce from its current 140 to a headcount of 190. 

“Gwinnett’s diverse economy continues to be a draw for international leaders like Barco,” said Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash in a release. “We are always happy to see an existing company expanding and reinvesting in Gwinnett. It’s a true testament to the strength of our business community.” 

Barco held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the expansion with Gwinnett County leaders, Partnership Gwinnett and representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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