Company expansion to make room for 50 jobs in Suwanee

A Suwanee company plans to move down the street to expand its operations, adding 50 jobs at its headquarters.

Millennium Matt Company, the second largest manufacturer of industrial mats, announced the $95 million capital investment in the community Tuesday.

The operations will move from 3255 to 3200 Shawnee Industrial Way, leasing a 256,700-square-foot facility that doubles the office and manufacturing space, a press release said.

“This announcement marks our largest expansion to date,” said company founder and president Ian Malpass. “Over the past few years, we’ve strategically invested in product development, manufacturing process improvements and employee recognition programs to ensure quality and efficiency in all we do and today’s announcement represents the fruits of this labor. We remain committed to producing innovative products and delivering excellent service to our partners and customers with this new space.”

With the move, the company plans to add state-of-the-art press and printing equipment, which will allow for additional styles, shapes and sizes of mats.

“Millennium Mat Company’s decision to remain and expand in Gwinnett County is a testament to our pro-business culture and strong economic environment,” Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said. “We are pleased Millennium Mat Company chose to call Gwinnett home nearly 15 years ago and look forward to their continued success.”

Earlier this month, Millennium Mat, which also manufactures mats in India and the United Kingdom, was recognized for its innovation and community impact, named the 2014 Large Manufacturer of the Year during the annual Partnership Gwinnett Movers & Makers Awards.

“Millennium Mat Company has proven to be a valuable asset to Gwinnett’s established manufacturing industry,” said Troels Adrian, a project manager for the Gwinnett Chamber economic development initiative. “Through its continual development of market-leading products, processes and services, Millennium is yet another example of a Gwinnett-based company utilizing our skilled workforce and advanced infrastructure to create more jobs and investment for the county.”