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August 11, 2014ALPHARETTA, Ga. — An information technology company is leaving Norcross for an expanded warehouse and integration center in south Forsyth County.
ProSys Information Systems, which provides staging, inventory management, shipping and related services, announced they would be relocating to Alpharetta in the southern portion of Forsyth County, ditching their 70,000-square-foot integration center in Norcross.
The relocation to a 138,000-square-foot facility on Cabot Parkway along the McFarland Parkway corridor will allow ProSys, a member of Pivot Technology Solutions, to consolidate three integration centers.
Staffed by certified engineers, technicians and logistics specialists, the company offers the delivery of fully configured solutions, ongoing fulfillment projects and handles approximately 1,000 daily orders.
The move begins this month with a completion date of January 2015.
This transition allow ProSys to increase their business volume and contribute toward the growing technology sector in the region, said ProSys Vice President of Engineering and Professional Services Matt Merriman.
"We are thrilled to move into a new facility that will enable our company to support continued growth," Merriman said in a statement. "We take great pride in the fact that we are able to make investments at a point in time when many other businesses are having to cut back."
Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce's Vice President of Economic Development Randall Toussaint said ProSys falls within the chamber's key target sectors — technology.
"This acquisition represents absorption of our community's largest industrial property in the southern region of the community," Toussaint said. "This is significant because it prompts a need for new construction projects to take place within the corridor."
Toussaint said there's already interest of new construction projects coming into fruition within the 200,000-square-foot range of properties.
Forsyth County's unemployment rate is the lowest in the metro Atlanta and in northeast Georgia.
"This will have a monumental impact reducing our unemployment rate even further," Toussaint said.
The McFarland Parkway corridor falls within an area recently recognized by state lawmakers as the Forsyth County Community Improvement District (CID).
"The access to workforce and the proximity to Ga. 400 and the ability of the community to work with the company on their movement into the facility played a major factor into bringing the deal to life," Toussaint said. "This project plays a key role in stimulating the technology sector within Forsyth County."