Materials company expanding in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner helped make a Gwinnett County dream a reality.

Officials announced Friday that Web Industries, a global business specializing in custom manufacturing and development for flexible materials, will expand its Atlanta operations in Gwinnett, creating 25 high-wage engineering and technician jobs.

The move will allow the company to service new and expanding large-scale composite aircraft programs such as the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a release said.

The expansion creates $6 million in capital investment, and company officials project a few hundred more jobs to be created in the next several years.

Web Industries is in the final stages of securing more than 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space, a press release from the Partnership Gwinnett office at the Chamber of Commerce said. The Gwinnett location will be one of the largest facilities it occupies in North America.

"Gwinnett County maintains a strong focus on the retention and recruitment of advanced manufacturing facilities," said Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charles Bannister. "Web Industries is a strong component to this industry's existing foundation in Gwinnett and we are pleased to see them remain and expand in our community."