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- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, January 11
Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently that General Motors will open an IT Innovation Center in Roswell, creating 1,000 high-tech jobs and investing $26 million in the area. “Roswell is excited about General Motors’ purchase from UPS of a 228,000-square-foot building on Mansell Road designed and wired for high-tech employees,” said Roswell Mayor Jere Wood. “We look forward to GM bringing good jobs and new families to our city. We thank Governor Deal, his Economic Development Office, the Roswell Business Alliance, and the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce for bringing this opportunity to Roswell.” Roswell Business Alliance Executive Director Steve Stroud was integral to the process of bringing GM to the city, Councilwoman Nancy Diamond told …
County says training deal will save taxpayers $100,000 annually.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners and General Motors have formed a partnership for warranty work that the county says will save it $100,000 annually. The county announced Tuesday that GM will train the county's fleet mechanics to perform warranty work on GM vehicles rather than send those vehicles to a GM dealership for repairs. GM will provide the training at no cost and will reimburse the county for warranty work at $55.82 per hour. The county has plans to expand this program to other vehicle manufacturers in the near future. “This new agreement will save our local government about $100,000 every year in reduced transportation costs and vehicle downtime,” said Gwinnett’s Fleet Management Director Michael Lindsey.