More jobs are coming to Glynn County.
International Auto Logistics LLC will lease a site on St. Simons Island to house a 30-person headquarters that will be an extension of its parent company, International Auto Processing Inc., on Colonel's Island.
International Auto Processing receives and services export and import vehicles for manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Bentley and Kia. Its subsidiary, IAL, recently contracted with the U.S. Transportation Command to handle logistics and storage of privately owned vehicles for military personnel in the United States, Asia and Europe.
Operations began May 1 and are currently being managed out of a temporary location on Colonel's Island, pending the move to the Jenkins Building at 110 Office Park Lane, St. Simons Island.
The 8,488 square-foot office complex will be ready for occupancy this fall.
When all is said and done, the IAL transaction will amount to a $3 million capital investment in the community.
Mel Baxter, chairman of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority, says the move is indicative of how important the port is to Glynn County and the surrounding areas.
"These are professional, well-paying jobs that are being created for Glynn County, and we are very proud to have been selected for their headquarters," Baxter said. "I believe its choice speaks volumes to the commitment Glynn County has made to support its corporate citizens."
Robert Miller, president and chief executive officer of International Auto Processing, is equally excited about the opportunity.
"International Auto Processing was founded 28 years ago in Brunswick, where we were welcomed and warmly embraced. IAP's subsidiary company, International Auto Logistics, is writing a remarkable new chapter for our company, and we are delighted that Glynn County has shown IAL the same warm Georgia welcome," Miller said.
Gov. Nathan Deal, who announced the jobs, said it's a great day when a Georgia-based company announces it is expanding operations.
"Our comprehensive network of air, sea, rail and highway infrastructure make our state the perfect location for an automotive industry processor," Deal said.
SBlt Reporter Lindsey Adkison writes about business and other local topics. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 346.
Original headline: Auto processor IAL bringing more jobs to Glynn
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