SAN FRANCISCO—Plethora, an on-demand manufacturer of custom prototypes and end-production parts, opened a new production facility in the Atlanta metropolitan area in June. The 57,000-square-foot space, located at 1255 Kennestone Circle in Marietta, Georgia, increases Plethora’s capacity and will allow it to better serve clients across the nation, the company said in a blog post.
“We’re excited to tap into the talented workforce in the greater Atlanta region and to dedicate additional resources to our customers from coast to coast,” said Jim Quinn, Plethora’s president and CEO, in a statement. “We’re always listening to and learning from our customers, and our second site will help us expand our already exceptional customer service.”
The new facility is projected to bring up to 250 jobs to the Atlanta market. It currently employs 35, with plans to employ 50 by the end of the year, the company said.
Plethora reached maximum production capacity in its San Francisco facility on the strength of rapid growth since opening in 2012. Expanding its operations to Georgia enables Plethora to further its mission to help clients innovate and get to market faster, the company said.
“Atlanta is a major transportation hub and will give us more opportunities to manufacture parts where it makes the most sense for our customers’ needs,” said Quinn. “By growing our in-house capacity, we’ll continue to drive the industry standard when it comes to on-demand, quality parts and prototypes.”
Plethora said the company is grateful for the support of state and local officials in Georgia, including those in Cobb County and at Lanier Tech, Kennesaw State, and Georgia Tech.
“Cobb County is excited to welcome Plethora to our business community,” said Dana Johnson, executive vice president of economic development for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, and executive director of Select Cobb, in a statement. “Plethora will bring high-demand, advanced manufacturing jobs to the skilled workforce that exists in Cobb and the metro Atlanta region. In addition to jobs, Plethora brings a spirit of innovation and a vision to empower inventors and engineers, and that’s a major win for Georgia.”