A company relocating its headquarters from California to Hall County later this year is expected to create up to 800 jobs.
Fox Factory Holding Corp., which manufactures and designs ride dynamics products for bicycles and powered vehicles, already has offices off of Ga. 53 in Braselton. Later this year, the company will relocate its corporate headquarters to that Braselton office before settling in at a new 23-acre site at Gainesville Industrial Park West on West Park Drive.
The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in early 2020, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Nathan Deal.
The Gainesville Industrial Park site will be used for manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and office space.
Fox plans to invest up to $50 million in the facility, according to the release.
Tim Evans, vice president of economic development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, said Fox is an industry leader that will boost the local economy.
“They are the suspension shock of choice for a lot of sport vehicles, powered and bicycles,” Evans said. “They’re a leader in shocks on mountain bikes in North America and throughout global mountain biking, but also on vehicles like the Ford F-150 Raptor.”
Evans said Fox’s relocation to Gainesville will also help support other local businesses.
“They’ll create some quality jobs in the area, of course, and they’re already looking at doing business locally with other farms that are here, from engineering and construction and all of the many things that will be needed for building the new facility,” he said.
Fox sponsored two off-road courses at Road Atlanta in Braselton last year.