Mayor Buddy Duke, chairman of the Cook County Economic Development Commission (EDC), and commission members, announced today that The Linde Group (Linde), a German-based company, and a world-leading supplier of industrial, process and specialty gases, will invest $40 million in a new location in Adel, GA. The new facility will be constructed immediately north of Cook County’s 3000 acre South Georgia Megasite, on US Highway 41. The project will create approximately 35 jobs, with a possible expansion in the near future.
"This is a major announcement for Adel, Cook County, GA. The Economic Development Commission members and Executive Director have worked with Linde executives for over six months, and proven to the Linde leadership team that our community has the excellent location, exceptional infrastructure and innovative leadership to accommodate the needs of their tremendously successful global corporation for many years to come,” Duke said.
The new facility in Adel will extend Linde’s presence in Georgia to two locations. Currently Linde has a plant located in Cartersville, and the new plant in Adel will allow Linde to extend its very successful southeast merchant gases supply network in order to further satisfy their fast-growing customer needs in the region.
“We are excited to welcome Linde to Adel, Cook County, Georgia,” said Dwight Purvis, Chairman of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. “They are a strong international corporation that produces quality products used worldwide, and to have them locate their newest facility in our county, is wonderful news. This announcement is a fine example of how our community leaders work together with a prospect with the ultimate goal of bringing quality jobs to our citizens.”
With approximately 65,000 employees worldwide, and a generated revenue of approximately $19.5 billion in financial year 2015, The Linde Group is a very stable and growing company and is one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world.
“For years our local leadership has worked tirelessly on behalf of the citizens to build the community infrastructure, while also marketing its strengths, in order to attract a global company to Cook County,” stated Brent Dixon, Chairman of the Adel Industrial Development Authority. “Today, all of the community leadership’s hard work has finally paid off. Indeed, our community’s future is bright.”
“Companies such as Linde will help our community solidify our manufacturing presence in the global marketplace,” stated Lisa Collins, Executive Director of the Cook County Economic Development Commission. “While Cook County currently has stable industry clusters, we also have a strong, diverse group of manufacturing industries that allow our economy to remain stable and grow. Linde is a great, and welcome, addition to our existing manufacturers, and proves that Cook County’s ideal location, excellent leadership, able workforce and ready infrastructure will continue to attract diverse global companies well into the future.”