BUSINESS IN BRIEF: Electronics company plans expansion in Gwinnett

Electronics company plans expansion in Gwinnett

DULUTH -- A Chinese consumer electronics producer has announced plans for expansion in its Gwinnett location.

Self Electronics, a manufacturer of high-end LED lighting products, plans to expand its operations. The expansion comes a year after its facility opened.

"Our presence in Gwinnett County has been a major success," said Vincent Li, the company's vice president. "It only took us a short time to see that we would need a bigger operation."

The expansion means the addition of two to three jobs in 2010 and the potential for more if the company's growth continues.

Self Electronics is in the process of purchasing a 7,500-square-foot building at 4500 Peachtree Lakes Drive in Duluth.

In-home senior care services company opens in Suwanee

SUWANEE -- Alternate Assist Senior Care has announced its home care services are now available in the Suwanee area.

The business is a licensed, independent home care agency that offers tailored service plans to fit the individual needs of clients.

Services include companion care, personal care, home safety analyses, care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's, and respite care.

For more information on Alternate Assist, visit the business' website at www.alternateassist.com.

New burger joint opens in Suwanee

SUWANEE -- The Suwanee area has a new fast-food restaurant.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. recently opened a Checkers location at 2930 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and is now serving walk-up customers from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The drive-through is open seven days a week until 2 a.m.

"We're very excited to bring Checkers to the residents of Suwanee," said Arsalan Khalili, Checkers franchisee and CEO of AAA&B Food Services LLLP. "We are truly looking forward to providing our neighbors with incredible food at a great value and will continue to invest in and hire from the communities in which we live and operate."

Currently, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants has more than 800 locations open across the U.S. As for additional expansion, the company is seeking to add several new development agreements in key markets, including Atlanta.

For more information about the new Suwanee Checkers restaurant, call 770-932-0404 or visit www.checkers.com.