“Continental Case is a great example of an international company that has chosen to invest in Georgia and capitalize on our transportation infrastructure,” Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey said. “The low cost of doing business in Georgia will allow them to better serve customers through their Georgia-based North American headquarters.”
Misti Martin, president of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, said Continental Case will move into a 57,000-square-foot building in the Cherokee Commerce Center development near Interstate 75 and Highway 92. The business will have room to expand, she added.
“This is a really great project. We’re really excited,” she said. The company is looking to hire immediately and should start operations soon, she said.
Continental Case Co. is a leading manufacturer of replacement parts, shelves and skin kits for all major brands of refrigerated cases for the supermarket industry. The company has locations in Le Gardeur, Quebec (Canada), Tulsa, Okla., and offices in Northbrook, Ill.
Originally focused on re-skinning refrigerated display cases, the company has expanded its product lines and now offers SCHOTT Gemtron glass doors and Philips LED lighting to retrofit multi-deck cases.
“Cherokee County is perfect for Continental Case as the company’s new facility will house its headquarters, manufacturing, and distribution,” Marshall Day, chairman of the Development Authority of Cherokee County, said. “We look forward to working with them to make this location a huge success.”
“Our authority was pleased to play a role in recruiting Continental Case to our community,” chairman of the Cherokee County Development Authority Steve Holcomb said.
The Georgia Department of Labor and Georgia QuickStart, the state’s oldest and most successful job training program, is supporting Continental Case in hiring and developing a high performance workforce for the new facility.
The company is filling positions in manufacturing, including CNC operators, sheet metal fabrication operators and general labor positions in woodworking and refrigeration. Interested candidates can visit www.dol.state.ga.us/js/job_info_system.htm to apply.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development collaborated with the Cherokee County Office of Economic Development and Electric Cities of Georgia to manage this project; GDEcD senior project manager Annie Baxter assisted the company on behalf of the state.
Amy Gerber also worked as a consultant for the project.