Goodwill store opens in Hamilton Mill

BUFORD -- The crowd was large at the grand opening of Goodwill's 30th store location, this one in Buford.

The 12,500-square-foot facility is located in the Hamilton Mill community at 3295 Sardis Church Road. The new facility created jobs for more than 40 people and provides a location where people can drop off computer hardware and more for donation, a press release said.

"Our mission is to put people to work," said Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations for Goodwill of North Georgia.

Last year, the nonprofit helped 4,692 people find jobs, she said, and the goal in 2010 is to connect more than 6,000 North Georgians to employment.

Peak 10 to expand on Norcross campus

NORCROSS -- A second facility will be built on the Norcross campus of Peak 10 Inc., a press release said.

The completion of the 10,000-square-foot facility will bring Atlanta's total footprint to more than 33,000 square feet. This expansion comes on the heels of Peak 10's recent $95 million credit facility expansion led by RBC Capital Markets.

"Our facility expansion is a direct result of our steady growth and success in the greater Atlanta region since opening in 2008, and will allow us meet the current and future demand for our customized IT services," said Matt Searfoss, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Atlanta. "The second Atlanta data center brings cutting-edge facility technologies into play, including engineering designs that take advantage of energy efficiencies available to us. As we continue to invest in our infrastructure, our valued customers can enjoy the most current state-of-the-art facilities while receiving the expertise and attention they have come to expect from our dedicated team."

Distribution center relocating to Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A cabinetry and building products distributor will relocate a distribution plant to Gwinnett, bringing 15 high-wage jobs to the county, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce announced.

The new 101,000-square-foot of usable office and industrial space represents a $1.5 million in capital investment in the county by WOLF, which operates WOLF Distributing Company, the largest distributor of kitchen cabinets in the United States and a leading distributor of decking and railing materials, fiber cement siding and other building products.

"We anticipate great things from Gwinnett, the community and business environment is set up for success," said WOLF Chief Marketing Jim Groff. "Gwinnett is the perfect hub to serve the southeastern region; we are excited to see our company grow and flourish here in the metro-Atlanta area."