8:58 am March 16, 2012, by David Markiewicz
A Danish automotive supplier plans to open a $15 million manufacturing facility in Dublin-Laurens County where it expects to employ 250.
Dinex Group, which makes and distributes exhaust and emission control products for the heavy-duty diesel engine and vehicle industry, picked Georgia after what was called “an extensive multi-state search” that included more than 50 site visits.
“Georgia’s pro-business community met our requirements with respect to logistics, access for our suppliers, operating costs, workforce and quality of life,” said Dinex vice president and chief financial officer Kim Toft Jensen.
The plant will be the first for Dinex in the U.S. Its customers include Caterpillar, Carrier, John Deere, Case New Holland and Volvo.
“Georgia’s resources for advanced manufacturers are significant and we consider this decision by Dinex as a proof point of our abilities to help global companies compete here and abroad,” said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
“Automotive suppliers are leading the way for the manufacturing rebound in Georgia, and we have companies such as Dinex to credit for that,” said Gov. Nathan Deal.
Dinex will work with Quick Start, the state’s workforce training program, to train employees.
Interested job applicants can get additional information from the Laurens County Department of Labor as positions become available.
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