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Conveyor maker to begin production in January in Hiram
by Tom Spigolon
November 26, 2013 12:34 PM | 2085 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Swiss conveyor systems and components maker will begin production in January at its $10 million facility in Hiram’s Paulding Commerce Park before a mid-March grand opening, Paulding Economic Development director Jamie Gilbert said.

The company, Interroll, is currently hiring for production positions and has advertised through such venues as Gilbert’s agency’s Facebook page, he told the county Industrial Building Authority last week. “It’s a magnificent-looking facility,” Gilbert said. “There’s never been anything like this in Paulding.”

The Switzerland-based company had previously said it would have 70 positions available in its 93,000-square-foot facility.

Gilbert said Paulding Economic Development also is working to recruit two other projects.

One is a manufacturer that is considering land near Interroll in Paulding Commerce Park for a $50 million facility and 200,000-square-foot building. Paulding is on the “short list” for the facility and should know by the end of December if it will bring 70 jobs, he said.

Gilbert’s organization – a public-private entity organized to recruit industry to Paulding – also was contacted by a package machinery company recently which would relocate from outside Georgia if it selected a Paulding site, he said.

A separate company already operating here is considering expanding and adding 50 jobs, Gilbert added. In another report, authority executive director Blake, Swafford said Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County operators have at least 12 projects they are recruiting for the facility.

Nick Smerigan and Jeremy Hariton, both of studio operators RoadTown Enterprises, said they were hopeful they would have a new tenant by the end of the year,

A California-based production company leased the studio facility off Bill Carruth Parkway where it filmed a pilot for a planned AMC series titled “Halt and Catch Fire” earlier this year. However, the company ultimately decided to leave Paulding, Swafford said recently.

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