ATLANTA (FEB. 27) — Fenner Dunlop Americas Inc. plans spend about $50 million to build a new belt-making facility outside of Atlanta and add new equipment.
The plant, which is expected to span 300,000 square feet, will be a significant upgrade from the company´s present weaving factory in DeKalb County, Ga., which it will replace, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
About 150 jobs will be preserved because of Fenner Dunlop's decision to remain in the Atlanta area, economic development officials said, and another 30 jobs could be added over the next three years.
The plant will primarily produce core weaving components for the firm´s rubber conveyor belting manufactured at the facility and at the firm´s Port Clinton, Ohio, factory, which also is being expanded.
"Fenner Dunlop's decision to stay in Georgia showcases our state´s pro-business climate and the strong infrastructure our state brings to the table," said Ken Stewart, Georgia economic development commissioner.