The Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall continues to fill in with the recent announcement that Tatsumi Intermodal USA is expanding its operations with a new 112,000-square-foot logistics facility at the business park.
The Japanese company first established its presence in Hall County in 2000 to provide third-party logistics and export services to Kubota Manufacturing of America, which also has a presence at the Gateway park.
Tatsumi’s latest expansion is its fourth and largest to date, a purchase of about 35 acres at $60,000 per acre.
The company will retain its existing 320,000-square-foot facility off White Sulphur Road.
“This expansion and new facility will allow us to continue to expand our business in Hall County,” Satoshi Nishino, president of Tatsumi Intermodal USA, said in a statement. “Gainesville-Hall County, Georgia has been a great location for Tatsumi Intermodal USA’s logistics business. The connectivity of road, rail, port facilities and our business partners are second to none in the Southeast, but it is the highly skilled and dedicated workforce and the community support that has convinced us this is the right place for our long-term business growth.”
Gainesville engineering firm Rochester & Associates and Pattillo Construction out of Atlanta will develop the site for Tatsumi.
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce economic development team worked closely with Tatsumi officials to secure the deal, even traveling to Japan this past summer to meet with top company officials to strengthen working relationships.
“Tatsumi is a global leader in logistics from shipping, port terminal operations and export logistics. The company is a great business in our community, and our long-term relationship has benefited Gainesville-Hall County with steady job growth and investment,” Tim Evans, vice president of economic development at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement. “We continue to build on those relationships each and every day, and Tatsumi’s expansion is a tangible reminder of why existing businesses and our existing industry program is so important.”
The addition of Tatsumi means about half of the available space in the 500-acre Gateway park is now taken, according to Evans.
Georgia Poultry Lab was the first to open at Gateway in late 2014 when it moved from Oakwood into a 38,000-square-foot building.