CHEP USA, an industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions and a part of Brambles Limited, will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta. The company plans to bring 173 jobs to the new facility over the next five years.
"Georgia has many natural benefits and other strategic resources that make our state an attractive location for companies in the logistics industry," said Deal. "CHEP and other logistics service providers understand that our state has significant capabilities to support this industry, so we are indeed glad to welcome this new headquarters operation to Georgia."
CHEP manages pallet and container supply chain logistics for its customers in the consumer goods, produce, meat, home improvement, beverage, raw materials, petro-chemical and automotive industries. The company is a recognized leader in pallet and container pooling services for well-known brands. CHEP partners with a myriad of companies to develop pallet and container management solutions that ensure reduced product damage, offer enhanced delivery efficiencies, eliminate waste and reduce supply chain costs.
"We are delighted to join the Atlanta business community. Georgia offers CHEP excellent proximity to many of our key customers, provides advantages in recruiting and attracting talent into our organization and offers an outstanding quality of life for our employees who will relocate," said President of CHEP USA Kim Rumph.
The CHEP USA headquarters operations will be located in office space in Dunwoody and will also be the base for other leaders from the Americasregion and global functions of the pallets business segment. In addition, the space will also serve as a Brambles regional office with members of the Brambles IT leadership team.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) collaborated with the City of Dunwoody and the Metro Atlanta Chamber to secure this business opportunity for Georgia. GDEcD senior project manager Lauren Salas oversaw this project on behalf of the state.
"In addition to the metro Atlanta region's presence as a global logistics hub, this area is also ripe with talent and other significant resources for headquarters operations," said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey.
CHEP expects the facility to be operational by the fall of 2012 and is actively recruiting for open positions in the Atlanta area.