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Austrian automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming ESTABLISHES NEW MANUFACTURING PLANT NEAR Cartersville, GA

August 22, 2012

New Facility will Create 220 Jobs 

The Georgian Governor Nathan Deal announced on Aug.15, 2012 that the Austria-based automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming, under its automotive body parts unit, will build a manufacturing facility near Cartersville in Bartow County creating 220 jobs. The company, investing USD 62 million in this new facility, will be its first in the Southeast.

“Georgia offers automotive industry suppliers such as voestalpine a great combination of the best resources necessary for these companies to compete worldwide,” Deal said. “By choosing Georgia, voestalpine can be assured of a well-trained workforce, a logistics infrastructure growing in global prominence and a business environment supportive of its future growth. I am glad to welcome this company to Georgia’s growing community of auto industry suppliers and look forward to a great partnership.”

Voestalpine’s Metal Forming Division, and specifically its automotive body parts unit, provides the automotive industry and well-respected suppliers with a complete range of pressed parts in the body-in-white segment, as well as highly innovative structural components. The company’s customers represent several of the leading manufacturers in the automotive and automotive supply industries.

“As a supplying partner to the automotive industry, we have a very high commitment to quality to both innovative products and smooth supply chains. Pursuing our strategy to deliver the highest standards to our premium international customers, we have found both a strategically located and business-friendly environment in Cartersville that supports our mindset and will stimulate our future plans for the North American automotive market,” said CEO of voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH and member of the Board of voestalpine AG Herbert Eibensteiner. “The state of Georgia, especially the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the close network of the local authorities representing Bartow County and the city of Cartersville, beneficially supported our selection process. We are grateful and happy to be welcomed in our new location and look forward to exciting times together.”

About voestalpine Group and voestalpine Metal Forming
Voestalpine Metal Forming is part of the voestalpine Group and operates, amongst others, business units which include Automotive Body Parts, Tubes & Sections and Precision Strip. The voestalpine Group is a steel, processing and technology group that operates worldwide manufacturing and processing facilities that develop high-quality steel products. With its top-quality flat steel products, the Group is one of the leading partners in the automotive, white goods and energy industries in Europe as well as the oil and gas industries worldwide. Maintaining 400 production and sales companies in more than 60 countries on five continents, the Group has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995 and has approximately 46,500 employees worldwide.