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Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that ThyssenKrupp, a global integrated materials and technology company, will locate its North American IT Shared Services operations in Alpharetta in Fulton County. The company will invest $30 million and create 110 new jobs at this location, which will serve as the company’s wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary providing IT services to all of its North American operations.
“ThyssenKrupp’s expanded presence in Georgia is a firm showing of the company’s commitment to our state, and a great testament to ou progressive business climate and other assets that make these opportunities possible,” said Governor Perdue. “This is certainly an exciting announcement to start the new year for ThyssenKrupp and the people of Georgia.”
Brandon Beach, president & CEO of The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, joined Governor Perdue in making the announcement. “We are thrilled with today’s news that ThyssenKrupp is locating to North Fulton and excited about the additional jobs this will create for our area,” said Beach. “North Fulton continues to be an attractive destination for international investment.”
ThyssenKrupp’s new Alpharetta location will be known as ThyssenKrupp IT Services North America. The company already has operations in Georgia, including ThyssenKrupp Elevator USA, which is also headquartered in Alpharetta.
“ThyssenKrupp’s decision to expand their presence in Alpharetta is exciting news for our community and for Georgia,” said Alpharetta Mayor Arthur Letchas. “This is clear testimony to the positive business environment that Alpharetta offers and to Georgia’s strength as a location for technology industries.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development project manager Blair Lewis assisted the company with this location, in collaboration with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Development Authority of Fulton County, the City of Alpharetta, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Power.
Tedra Cheatham, vice president of economic development for the North Fulton Chamber, commented on the site selection process, saying, “It has been a true pleasure working with Bob Trotter and his team during this process. Their enthusiasm about the North Fulton area makes them welcome additions to our business community and our community at large.”
Candidates interested in learning more about career opportunities at ThyssenKrupp’s Alpharetta location can get more information by calling the Georgia Department of Labor, 404-679-5200.