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Company to relocate and expand in Norcross

NORCROSS -- A local growing company will relocate its world headquarters and create 175 jobs in the next two years.

On Dec. 1, NanoLumens will move from a smaller Norcross office to a 32,000-square-foot center at 49000 Avalon Ridge Parkway in the same city.

Founded in 2006, the company has grown rapidly as a manufacturer and marketer of flexible and non-flexible digital displays. The relocation plans center around the administrative, sales, research, design, operations and assembly needs.

"Our company has more than doubled in size over the last two years and we expect 2012, our first full year of commercial production, to create an even faster rate of growth," company president Rick Cope said. "This new headquarters will enable us to comfortably grow and meet our customer demands. It will allow us to consolidate all administrative, sales, operations, research, design, and assembly under one roof right here in the city we have always called home. What's more, the new headquarters will house the largest digital display showroom in the country."

Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, said state officials are glad to see the expansion.

"Georgia's presence as a technology hub coupled with our global logistics infrastructure provides NanoLumens with a level of access to markets here in the U.S. and around the world that cannot be found in many other places," he said. "As an innovator in flexible display technologies, Nanolumens is a very important contributor to the technology sector in Georgia."

Accordng to a press release, the company's technology has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and was cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens' technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards.