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Automation company expands into Forsyth County, bringing 100 jobs
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Pennsylvania-based Premier Automation LLC opened its first manufacturing facility in Georgia this past October in south Forsyth. (GoogleMaps)

Forsyth County business leaders have been pursuing technology companies in recent years, and a leader in automation solutions has recently moved to the county.

Officials with Forward Forsyth, a partnership between the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and a number of government organizations, recently announced the expansion of Premier Automation to Forsyth County.

“We’re proud that Premier Automation chose Alpharetta, Georgia, with its pool of highly skilled talent to better serve their clients,” said Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Thanks to the work of our economic development partners, along with Eli Evankovich and the outstanding team at Premier Automation, the company is already off to a great start. We look forward to seeing continued growth and success at this new Premier Automation facility.”

The company officially made the move in October after purchasing a 23,000-square-foot building on 6.5 acres on Engineering Parkway in south Forsyth, according to its website.

Premier Automation manufactures customized electrical control panels for a variety of industries, including metals, light manufacturing, automotive and more. The company’s other locations are all in Pennsylvania in Monroeville, Washington and New Kensington.

Premier Automation now has nearly 150,000 square feet of production and manufacturing space

“We welcome Premier Automation to the growing number of engineering and technology companies in Forsyth County,” said Laura Semanson, Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 5 Commissioner. “It takes a lot of people working together to make something like this happen. We are grateful to the teams at the Premier Automation, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Forward Forsyth, as well as our county staff in planning and community development and economic development, for their diligence in bringing this to fruition.”

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Premier Automation LLC moved into a 23,000-square-foot building in south Forsyth in October of 2019. (Premierautomation.com)

Premier Automation is expected to create about 100 jobs, according to officials, and the company is “actively hiring qualified engineers to build the team capable of offering the company’s full range of automation and robotics solutions.”

“We are delighted that Premier Automation selected Forsyth County for their first location in the southeast,” said Robert Long, Vice President of Economic Development for Forward Forsyth. “With their heavy engineering requirement, they are a perfect fit for our community. We have one of the largest concentrations of engineers in Georgia.”

Along with the expanding business, three employees from the company’s headquarters have relocated to the area.

“Premier Automation is excited about being a permanent part of the regional economy. We are making a substantial investment here and I am happy to say that this is just the beginning,” said Eli Evankovich, CEO of Premier Automation. “We are truly thankful for the help and support that we received from state and local officials,” noted Evankovich. “We simply would not have gotten this far without their help.”