Aluminum can and sheet maker Novelis Inc., headquartered in Buckhead, announced Monday the establishment of a research and development center in Kennesaw — affirmation of a growing global economy and Atlanta’s attractiveness to foreign-owned multinationals, AJC reporter Dan Chapman writes.
Roughly 150 well-paid scientists and technologists will be hired over the next few years, Novelis spokesman Charles Belbin said, adding that the R&D center should open next summer, Chapman reports.
A “significant number of people” will transfer from Novelis’ research center in Ontario, Canada. Others will be hired locally, Belbin said.
Novelis could receive at least $1.9 million in job tax credits over five years from the state of Georgia, Chapman reports.
Kennesaw will serve as the hub of Novelis’ R&D activities worldwide, which include seven other such facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South Korea, Chapman writes. Atlanta already serves as global headquarters for Novelis,