Category Archives: Hall

Deal: Fox Factory Holding Corp. to Create up to 800 Jobs in Hall County

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Fox Factory Holding Corp., a designer and manufacturer of performance-defining, ride dynamics products primarily for bicycles and powered vehicles, expects to create up to 800 jobs and invest up to $50 million in new Georgia facilities including the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Georgia. The 23-acre site will diversify the company’s manufacturing platform and provide additional long-term capacity to support growth in its Powered Vehicles Group.

“Georgia provides the business environment and skilled workforce for innovative companies like Fox Factory Holding Corp. to enjoy long-term success and compete worldwide,” said Deal. “By relocating its headquarters to Georgia and expanding its facilities in Hall County, the company will continue to enjoy the benefits of the No. 1 state for business, including our expansive logistics infrastructure and a low-tax climate conducive to manufacturing. I am encouraged to see yet another industry leader choose to expand operations here, as Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s investment will produce meaningful results for Georgia and create even more opportunities in the Hall County community. I congratulate Fox Factory Holding Corp. on its growth and we look forward to many more years of this successful partnership.”

The first phase of the Hall County project is expected to be completed in early 2020. When complete, the new facility will be used for manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and office space. Fox Factory Holding Corp. is expected to relocate its corporate headquarters from Scotts Valley, California, to its existing offices in Georgia by the end of 2018.

“We are pleased to announce our new state-of-the-art campus in Hall County, Georgia,” said Larry L. Enterline, CEO of Fox Factory Holding Corp. “This new site will allow us to add an additional world-class manufacturing operation for our Powered Vehicles Group that we intend to be ISO9001 and IATF 16949 certified, and will increase our ability to better serve our OEM customers and on-road aftermarket business.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Director of Advanced Manufacturing Mike Grundmann represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and Georgia EMC.

“Fox Factory Holding Corp. is the leader in innovation and performance brands where they compete, and we are excited to welcome the company to Hall County,” said GHCC Vice President of Economic Development Tim Evans.

“The decision by Fox Factory Holding Corp. to locate in Hall County speaks volumes about the quality of our workforce and our business-friendly environment,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Georgia’s business assets make it the perfect home for manufacturers, and I am excited about the many job opportunities Fox Factory Holding Corp. is creating for our citizens.”

 About Fox Factory Holding Corp.

Fox Factory Holding Corp. designs and manufactures performance-defining, ride dynamics products primarily for bicycles, on-road and off-road vehicles and trucks, side-by-side vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and motorcycles. Currently headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, the company is a direct supplier to leading power vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Additionally, Fox Factory Holding Corp. supplies top bicycle OEMs and their contract manufacturers, and provides aftermarket products to retailers and distributors.

GDOT State Supported Funding Program Celebrates Veterans with Outreach Event in Gainesville

Are you a veteran who owns a small business? Do you want to do business with the Georgia Department of Transportation? GDOT has opportunities across the state for service providers to participate in a variety of transportation-related routine maintenance projects.

“Georgia DOT wants to do business with small businesses,” said Georgia DOT Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Kimberly King. “That’s why we’re traveling across Georgia to reach out to small business owners and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) about the routine maintenance projects planned in their districts. We will discuss the projects, how to become qualified to participate as a vendor, how to register for notifications about opportunities and a lot more.”

Join the GDOT State Supported Funding Program (SSFP) for a breakfast honoring our veterans! During this event, attendees will learn about the certification process, as well as the resources and opportunities available to Veteran-owned Small Businesses. Participants will have an opportunity to meet GDOT’s EEO District Officer and the GDOT District Engineer. A light breakfast will be served.

STATE SUPPORTED FUNDING PROGRAM (SSFP)
VETERAN’S BREAKFAST & PROJECT OUTREACH EVENT      
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov.7, 10 a.m. to noon
WHERE: GDOT District 1 Office
1475 Jesse Jewell Pkwy., Suite 100, Gainesville, GA 30501
COST: FREE for DBEs, Small Businesses and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
CONTACT: Anthony Miles, amiles@mhm-cpa.com, 678-420-5500
Register Here

Qualifying for Routine Maintenance opportunities requires registering with the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) as a Sourcing Bidder. At this session, you will learn about available projects and the process to become eligible to apply for Routine Maintenance Projects with GDOT; how to develop strategies for a winning bid; bonding and insurance resources; and supportive services available to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Small Businesses and Veteran-owned Small Businesses.

The Georgia DOT State Supported Funding Program has a Business Resource Help Center in Decatur to assist eligible DBEs, and registered Small and Veteran-owned Small Businesses in identifying and responding to business opportunities funded by the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015. The primary focus for the sustained funds resulting from the TFA is to ensure that Georgia’s roadways, roadsides and bridges are in a state of good repair. This means that preventative pavement treatments and other routine maintenance activities like concrete repair, landscaping, vegetation removal, tree trimming, sound wall repair, pothole repair, and striping and bridge repair are being conducted statewide. These activities offer DBEs and small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to establish themselves as a qualified contractor to bid on projects.

For information about GDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, visit www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Business/DBE. For information about the GDOT State Supported Funding Program, visit www.gdotstateprojects.com.

Deal: Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College “a 21st-Century Campus for a 21st-Century Workforce”

Gov. Nathan Deal today attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The 335,000-square-foot campus is the first newly constructed technical college campus in the history of technical education in Georgia.

“Institutions like Lanier Technical College are an essential part of Georgia’s robust workforce and thriving business climate,” said Deal. “With unparalleled resources for learning and mastering high-demand skills, this location is truly a 21st-century campus for a 21st-century workforce. We understand the immense importance of Georgia offering a well-trained workforce to meet the employer demands of today and tomorrow, and the Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College will prove to be a historic investment in technical education. As Georgia’s newest economic development tool, this new campus will provide thousands of students with even greater opportunities to find enduring and meaningful careers here in the No. 1 state for business.”

The $150 million campus will accommodate more than 5,000 students and double Lanier Tech’s current capacity. Located on 95 acres, the Hall Campus features state-of-the-art equipment and includes six buildings for technical education instruction. At the ceremony, the Gov. Nathan Deal Economic Development Center building was unveiled in honor of Deal.

“This campus was built not only for the students of 2018, but for those who choose technical education in 2078,” said Dr. Ray Perren, president of Lanier Technical College. “We know, without a doubt, that our community partners will reap the benefits of the elite workforce produced at the Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College. The lives of generations will be forever changed because of this new campus.”

The Hall Campus will offer Lanier Tech’s 45 existing programs, as well as four new programs specific to the campus. The campus also has outdoor instructional space, including a commercial truck driving range and a burn tower for fire science instruction.

“This new, state-of-the-art campus in Hall County is the result of tremendous leadership, vision, and collaboration by Georgians committed to developing a skilled workforce,” said TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur. “Generations of students will have meaningful career opportunities through postsecondary education in facilities that are second to none.”

TCSG broke ground on the new campus in September 2016. The campus will be open to students in January 2019.

Effective Dec. 3, 2018, the address for the Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College will be 2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville.