2:46 pm November 18, 2011, by David Markiewicz
Bed Bath & Beyond will open an e-commerce fulfillment center in Pendergrass in Jackson County and create 900 jobs over four years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.
The company will invest $50 million and plans to be operational by next summer.
The project is the largest jobs announcement in the state this year.
It eclipses an announcement by Home Depot that it plans to open a new customer support call center next year in Cobb County, bringing with it 700 jobs..
Among other recent new job announcements:
Chexar Networks, a Roswell provider of technology-based services that allow banks and other businesses to serve people without traditional bank accounts, plans to create 500 jobs at a risk management center in Cordele.
Hailo USA, the American division of a German manufacturing firm, will move its headquarters, open a wind turbine component facility in Elberton and create 500 jobs over five years.
SANY Heavy Industry of China plans to add a research and development center in Peachtree City and create 300 jobs.
Greenway Medical Technologies, a provider of electronic health records software and services, will add 400 jobs over three years at its Carrollton headquarters.
Mando Corp, a South Korea global auto parts supplier, plans 426 new jobs in Meriwether County in west central Georgia.
Lowe’s is to hire up to 600 people by 2016 at a regional distribution center near Rome.
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