Grenzebach hosts Georgia state commissioner

Craig Lesser, Economic Development Commissioner for the US state of Georgia, intensified his contacts with German trade and industry during a two-day visit which took in a meeting at Grenzebach Maschi…

Craig Lesser, Economic Development Commissioner for the US state of Georgia, intensified his contacts with German trade and industry during a two-day visit which took in a meeting at Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH, whose subsidiary, Grenzebach Corporation, has been established in Newnan, Georgia since 1989. The Newnan factory currently employs over 100 people and is located about 50 miles (80 Km) south of Georgia“s capital, Atlanta. Bernd Liepert, Managing Director of Kuka Robots in Gersthofen, also attended the meeting. Kuka has an office in the Grenzebach Corporation buildings servicing their customers in the southeast of the USA. Mr. Lesser praised the staff-centred philosophy of Grenzebach Corporation; employees are offered social security, health and retirement benefits, vacation arrangements and vocational training far in excess of statutory requirements. The company also co-operates closely with schools and universities in the Atlanta area, offering vocational courses to young students that are directly related to their chosen course of study. Grenzebach CEO Bernd Minning commended the high motivation of the staff and close connection with the company. Compared to other American firms, Grenzebach Newnan has a high proportion of long-serving employees, some of whom have worked for the firm since its foundation in 1989. Commissioner Lesser was impressed by the company“s international engagement and the importance Grenzebach attaches to employees“ well-being in its various locations throughout the world. He said he did not see this very often in a firm engaged in global activities. Commissioner Lesser also noted Grenzebach“s commitment to international business.