New global company comes to Thomasville
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thursday, the ribbon was cut for the official opening of Oilon's first location in the United States.
The company has already created 10 jobs here and plans to add 50 more in the future.
Thomasville is a fast growing community and adding big companies like this one is something city leaders look forward to.
"We are certainly excited that Oilon chose us as their American headquarters" said Don Sims, Thomasville Mayor Pro Tem.
CEO Johan Tallberg said he knew the move was right from the start.
"I have been excited from the first moment I came here, we have been very welcomed here and the cooperation of Thomasville City has been smooth from the first email I sent to Georgia" said Tallberg.
Oilon makes products that are used in power plants, waste incineration and marine boilers. They also make heating products for large businesses and private housing.
Their products have been used in the U-S since 1997 and they do business with many companies in Southwest Georgia.
A company like Oilon being successful in the United States could encourage more global companies to make the same transition.
"Definitely has a positive impact but it also sends a good message, sends a good message back to Finland that companies that work hard and do their preparation and have good management can succeed here" said John Saunders, Honorary Consulate of Finland.
And of course the most exciting part about all of this is the great economic impact it could have here.
"You know we have gone through the recession and its been tough so to have jobs come to us is just wonderful" said Sims.
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