Japanese company to move headquarters to Suwanee

LAWRENCEVILLE - A company that makes hand and toe warmers will build its North American headquarters in Gwinnett.

Mycoal Products Corp., which manufactures various body-warming products, will locate in a nearly 88,500-square-foot facility in Suwanee - the first American operation for the Japanese company.

Mycoal plans to move into the manufacturing and distribution facility in Horizon Creek Distribution Center. The building will be owned by AMB, a San Francisco-based real estate investment trust. It will be developed by Atlanta-based Seefried Properties.

"We are thrilled to welcome Mycoal to Gwinnett and to Suwanee," Scott Morris, director of economic development for the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, said in a press release.

"Gwinnett's large, reliable labor force, strategic location on I-85 and strong business climate will be important assets as Mycoal increases its presence in our region. This growing international company is an excellent addition to Gwinnett's diverse business community."

Mycoal will create 100 jobs, according to the Chamber of Commerce.

"This is tremendous news in terms of strengthening the job market for metro Atlanta and it is yet another example of the mounting demand for industrial facilities in Atlanta's northeast submarket," Greg Herren, senior vice president of leasing at Seefried, said in the news release.