Monday, July 19, 2010

Tyco Safety Products Opens Distribution Center in Douglas County

Leading manufacturer employs 125

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that Tyco Safety Products opened a new distribution facility in Lithia Springs in Douglas County, employing 125 workers. The company chose Georgia after a multi-state search, and today celebrated the official grand opening at the new facility.

“We are honored that Tyco has chosen to expand its presence in Georgia with this new facility,” said Governor Perdue. “Georgia’s comprehensive logistics system is one of our key selling assets because it gives companies like Tyco easy, efficient access to their markets.”

The new 205,000-square foot facility serves as a hub for distributing Tyco’s fire detection, fire suppression and electronic security products to its domestic and global customers.

“We’re excited to establish this operation here in Douglas County,” said Dale Doss, Director of Distribution for Tyco Safety Products. “The new facility has state-of-the-art logistics technology and a team of motivated employees focused on providing the best possible service to our customers across the United States and around the world. We appreciate the cooperation of Douglas County and their assistance with launching our new facility.”

The Development Authority of Douglas County assisted Tyco with its expansion. Project manager Andrew Neumann worked with the company on behalf of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

“Tyco is one of our outstanding corporate citizens, and we are very pleased that they chose to expand their operations in Douglas County,” said Tom Worthan, Douglas County commission chairman. “The new jobs are very much appreciated by us and are another indication to everyone that Douglas County is open for business.”

About Tyco 
Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers around the world. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco had 2009 revenue of more than $17 billion and has more than 100,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can be found at www.tyco.com.

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