Heckler & Koch has announced it will invest $28.5 million to expand its existing operations in Columbus, Ga. The new 50,000-square-foot facility in the Corporate Ridge Business Park will be ready in the summer of 2017, at which time HK will consolidate its New Hampshire operations into Columbus.
HK officials said the decision is expected to create 84 new jobs over the next 2 years.
"HK's new U.S. factory will make use of advanced manufacturing technologies and will be staffed by German and American engineers and technicians," said Francisco Hidalgo, CEO of HKUSA. "The HK products will maintain the same level of quality and reliability that the consumer has grown to expect from HK. Our company motto is and will remain 'No Compromise'." "Our company motto is and will remain 'No Compromise'."
Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson said that Georgia's pro-business environment and well-connected logistics network allows manufacturing companies to thrive in the state of Georgia. "Heckler & Koch's decision to expand its existing operations corroborates our efforts to not only attract companies to Georgia, but to also retain them and support their growth. We look forward to working with our partners in Columbus to support HK in all of their endeavors."
"HK has been a company that has quietly excelled in Columbus for many years and we are certainly excited about their investment and plans to hire more people," said Russ Carreker, chairman of the Development Authority of Columbus. "Columbus is a great place to achieve business success and we're grateful HK chose to grow its business here."