A lot has happened on the GEDIA Automotive Group property in Dalton, GA since ground was first broken in September 2020.
More than a year ago, there was a wild landscape; today, it is an advanced manufacturing facility with running production for e-mobility.
Despite the ongoing Corona pandemic and the accompanying travel restrictions to the USA, another historic milestone for the GEDIA Group could be set within the time - from groundbreaking to the first manufactured component. The production for lightweight construction and crash safety in e-mobility by means of the innovative TemperBox® technology in hot forming is a future-proof step.
This attracts especially young talents from the Dalton region. There are only a few companies in the area outside the established carpet industry that can offer interesting and secure jobs. A total of 30 skilled workers have already been recruited locally for GEDIA Georgia. Also secondments from the German location are auspicious for some GEDIA employees.
GEDIA Georgia is also promising for the politics of the region. The plant construction in Dalton is a significant gain for the state of Georgia. The interest of politics in GEDIA and its technologies has been very high since the first meetings.
At the end of September GEDIA could welcome Commissioner Pat Wilson and his colleague Sergio Domingues (Head of the European Representation of the State of Georgia) in Attendorn. Both were impressed by the project progress and the product portfolio. A next visit of the GEDIA Excecutive Board is planned for the end of this year.
Constructed GEDIA plant with running production 2021
First ground broking 2020