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.
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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