NORCROSS -- Celebrating 100 jobs in a new Norcross headquarters wasn't enough Wednesday.
Standing amid huge forklifts, wheel loaders and excavators that Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will sell at the new Atlantic Boulevard facility, company president John Lim announced that in a few years the company would also build a manufacturing plant in Georgia.
"Our new headquarters here in Gwinnett will be ideal as we grow our business for the future," Lim said of the new 217,000-square-foot facility, which includes an employee training center and will host clients from around North and South America.
Gov. Nathan Deal was excited to hear the announcement of the factory even before the ribbon had been cut on the warehouse and headquarter space, which comes with a $10 million investment in the community.
"I think it goes to show that we have those ingredients that make Georgia a great place to do business," Deal said. "It is the success of this business that adds prosperity to this local community and the state of Georgia."
Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said her husband would love to be around the huge pieces of equipment the company will sell here, after a relocation from Illinois.
"We are just really, really excited," she said, thanking officials from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and state for help in drawing the company. "Jobs are what it's all about, and we are thrilled."
The company operates under South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries.