Interroll will build a 93,000 sq.ft. North American manufacturing and showroom facility at Paulding Commerce Park in Hiram, Georgia. With it, Interroll will increase its capacity for accommodating the production of pallet flow storage products.
The Paulding facility will manufacture material handling products and pallet flow storage solutions for Interroll’s North American customers and some select export markets. Interroll plans to break ground this month and the facility is expected to be completed in ten months. The $10 million operation will initially employ 70 associates.Since 2009, Interroll has maintained a strategic presence in Paulding having acquired BMW Metal Products, a ten-person metal fabrication operation and Interroll supplier.
Tim McGill, Interroll’s President of North American Operations, said the new facility will provide easy access to the region’s skilled workforce, nearby interstates and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, reachable within a 40-minute drive by car. Interroll CEO Paul Zumbuehl added: "We are committed to shaping our business in such a way as to keep pace with our customers’ growth strategies. Today’s dynamic business environment calls for an equally swift and well-judged response.”
The Paulding facility will be the second Interroll Regional Center of Excellence in the U.S. and complement the product and service offering of the plant located in Wilmington, North Carolina. All of Interroll's Centers of Excellence focus on specific product groups and are organized as a global network with special hubs for North America and Asia. Similar to its Asian counterpart inaugurated in China in September last year to focus on the Asian Pacific markets, the Paulding facility will concentrate on serving the North American markets.