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Habasit America moves into new 340,000 square foot building in Suwanee, GA

Friday, April 24, 2009

SUWANEE, GA — Habasit America, the worldwide leader in the conveyor belt manufacturing industry, held the official ribbon cutting ceremony for their new 340,000 sq ft North American headquarters on April 21. In attendance were Congressman John Linder and Vice President, Economic Development & Partnership of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Nick Masino, both spoke at the ceremony addressing employees and staff. Habasit is making a commitment to Gwinnett County with the purchased land and building and a commitment to the environment with the ‘green’ enhancements made to this new facility.

Habasit America CEO Harry Cardillo said “It’s nice to finally have all employees under one roof. We are excited about the commitment Habasit is making to North America with this multi-million dollar investment in capital and the growth it brings with it for the company.” Previously, Habasit owned a 50,000 sq ft building that housed the plastic modular belt production of the company and was leasing a building for the fabric production facility down the road. The current addition of another 290,000 sq ft to the original building for the fabric production and office personnel has brought everyone together. Now with everyone in one building, production is streamlined, better benefiting the customer. 40,000 sq ft is dedicated to office space and 300,000 sq ft is dedicated to the production facility of both fabric and plastic modular belting.

The new facility includes more meeting space, adequately sized manufacturing work areas for increased productivity and morale. An increased network bandwidth alleviates network congestion and enhances the overall performance Habasit is able to provide to customers. Habasit continues to improve on automation processes for fabrication. A new Automatic Storage and Retrieval System has been incorporated into our modular fabrication area, creating a more efficient use of space and better inventory allocation.

Habasit continues to adopt practices to reduce its overall impact on the environment. This new building utilizes more energy efficient motion sensor lighting, censored faucets and instant heaters that do not require natural gas and turn off automatically to reduce waste, along with a high energy efficient roof and air conditioning units.

About Habasit America
Habasit is a leading manufacturer of conveyor belts, plastic modular belts, seamless belts, power transmission belts, timing belts and gearmotors. Habasit offers a full range of belting products, belt joining tools and gearmotors in order to provide the optimal solution for every application. Primary markets served include business machines, food, material handling, packaging, paper, printing, postal, textile, wood and automotive. For more information please call 800/235-8714 or visit www.habasitamerica.com.

For more information contact Allison Cox at 678/288-3611 or allison.cox@us.habasit.com

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