Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Even in a down economy, a Lawrenceville company has gotten creative to expand.
Encompass Supply Chain Solutions officials celebrated Wednesday, as its approach to diversifying into vertical markets leads to even more jobs for the community.
A leader in forward and reverse supply chain management and high-tech repair services, the company has relocated its service division to Gwinnett, adding 60 new jobs to its Tipton Industrial Drive location.
"Gwinnett County has proven to be an ideal strategic location for our customers and our employees, and we look forward to continuing to grow our operations in the area," said Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge.
Pat Joseph, a vice president for the service division said the company recently completed a $75,000 renovation to its technical space to expand the repair work on site. Soon, he said, the company hopes to open a walk-in business for the repair of electronics from televisions to laptops, gaming systems and tablets.
The plans also include hosting e-recycling days, so parts can be reused instead of ending up in the landfill.
Troels Adrian, of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's Partnership Gwinnett program, said officials were glad a successful business chose to "recommit" to the Lawrenceville location, now the location of its headquarters.
"We look every day at chances to give Gwinnett a little bit of an edge," in drawing business, Commissioner John Heard said, before touring the facility Wednesday. "We want to get our lion's share of the marketplaces out there."