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NORMA Group Chooses Douglas County for Southeast Manufacturing Division Headquarters
LITHIA SPRINGS, GA, April 20, 2022 – NORMA Group announced they have chosen a facility in unincorporated Douglas County for their new Southeast USA Manufacturing Headquarters for their injection molding division, creating 87 jobs over the next few years.
“We are excited to welcome NORMA Group to Douglas County. As a worldwide leader in manufacturing with a 125-year history, NORMA Group is the type of company that brings optimism for economic growth in our community” said Dr. Romona Jackson-Jones, Chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. “Norma Group’s decision to choose Douglas County is a testament to our positive business environment and confirmation that we are, indeed, open for business.”
“What a great opportunity to open our new manufacturing center here in Lithia Springs, Georgia,” announced Mike Gummeson, President NDS. “This region is one of the fastest growing markets in the US for stormwater and irrigation solutions and it enables us to better serve our customers and consumers. We bring with us a great, long-standing reputation in manufacturing, service, and social responsibility and look forward to providing value to this outstanding community.”
“NORMA Group is an example of advanced manufacturing companies we aim to attract; with the creation of at least 87 new jobs and average annual wages of $75,000, allows Douglas County residents to be able to live and work in our community” said Chris Pumphrey, President of Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership, Douglasville, and Douglas County’s economic development organization.
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Project Manager Taylor Walden represented the Advanced Manufacturing division in partnership with Sarah Carnes, Business Recruitment Associate with Georgia Power’s Community and Economic Development division and Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership.
ABOUT Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership
Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership is a public-private economic development partnership focused on cultivating a robust business environment in Douglas County. The partnership represents a consolidation of economic development functions and responsibilities of the Douglas County Economic Development and the City of Douglasville Development authorities, and in turn partners them up with the Douglas County Chamber in order to better accomplish goals.