Gwinnett Welcomes France-Based Company

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 at 4:47 pm

SKIPPER Logistics Announces Expansion in Gwinnett County
France-based company to add 15 new jobs in metro Atlanta

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) February 5, 2016 – SKIPPER Logistics joined Georgia Department of Economic Development and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the expansion of its operations to Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia. The France-based supply chain and transport guidance management company will create 15 new jobs, investing $400,000 in warehouse and technology support.

“After more than 40 years of success in the Europe’s logistics market, it was time to respond to our tremendous growth by providing our logistics solution to the American market,” said Fabien Jouvet, President of SKIPPER Logistics. “We decided that Gwinnett County is the ideal location for SKIPPER Logistics to develop a strong U.S. presence, due to its central location. Gwinnett Economic Development and the state of Georgia have been extremely helpful in providing relocation assistance, resources and training.”

“We are excited that SKIPPER Logistics chose Gwinnett County as the first site to pioneer its operations in the U.S. market,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Carr. “I am confident that its long-standing success in the European market coupled with our pro-business climate will make for a rewarding partnership.”

“We are pleased to welcome SKIPPER Logistics to Gwinnett County, an addition that will bring new jobs and investment to our community,” stated Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “SKIPPER Logistics’ strategic decision to invest in Gwinnett is a statement to our favorable economic climate and advantageous location. We wish them continued growth and success.”

“We are delighted to welcome SKIPPER Logistics to our community with the announcement of its expansion into Lawrenceville,” said Judy Jordan Johnson, Mayor of Lawrenceville. “We look forward to working with this dynamic industry leader and are grateful SKIPPER Logistics chose to invest in Lawrenceville through the creation of new jobs and additional business in the city.”

SKIPPER Logistics is expected to employ pickers and warehouse staff for it 66,000-square-foot location at 753 Winer Industrial Way, Suite A in the City of Lawrenceville. The company provides outsourcing logistics solution (storage & detail picking operations), freight organization and business intelligence software to improve your supply chain. SKIPPER Logistics solutions include supply chain facilities management, delivery operations, software management and consulting.

“It was a pleasure to assist SKIPPER Logistics in locating a facility to accommodate their growth,” said David Nixon, Senior Vice President for CBRE. “The rich amenities that exist in our community’s real estate market make Gwinnett an ideal location for SKIPPER Logistics to thrive. We wish them great success.”

“We congratulate SKIPPER Logistics on this announcement and welcome them to the Gwinnett community,” said Shantell R. Wilson, Senior Project Manager Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “As we work to attract businesses, create jobs and support companies’ growth efforts in Gwinnett County, we are confident SKIPPER Logistics will experience great success in our community.”

SKIPPER plans to open several new warehouses in the U.S. over the next three years. SKIPPER Logistics has six logistical warehouses in Southeast France and two in Paris.

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About SKIPPER Logistics
Skipper Groupe is an independent group which has developed an innovative concept of externalization combined with solutions of transport guidance and traceability. With its infrastructure, Skipper Groupe is able to manage your project in a fast-paced environment and a very flexible manner. Skipper Groupe is an expert in supply chain and transport guidance management, and provides a service including a continuous software innovation, supported by a research and development cell. For more information about SKIPPER Logistics visit

About Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development
Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development globally markets Gwinnett as the premier location in metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia for growing and conducting business. By encouraging investment and trade into the county through relocation and expansion assistance, the organization works with local and regional partners to bring technology, health sciences and services, advanced manufacturing, supply chain management, and corporate headquarters to the community. Home to FORTUNE 500 and 1000 companies, Gwinnett County hosts a wide range of businesses from industry giants, to international companies and homegrown start-ups. Success lives here-

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Reminder for City Residents: Recycling Program Changes

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016 at 2:03 am

Just a reminder that the City’s Recycling Program no longer accepts glass bottles or jars. Please dispose of it with your regular garbage.

For recycling service and information, please call HOME SANITATION at (770)554-0455.


The City still accepts the following products for recycling:

1)   Newspaper, catalogs, phone books, magazines, all paper.

2)   Aluminum, bi-metal and tin cans, aluminum pie pans and foil.

3)   Cereal and laundry detergent boxes; six (6) and twelve (12) pack beverage boxes; shoe boxes; cardboard boxes.

4)   All colors of plastic containers including milk jugs and laundry bottles.

We Need Your Input: Help Shape the Future of Gwinnett

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 at 10:24 am

Partnership Gwinnett, along with local public and private leaders, officially kicked off Phase One of the development of Partnership Gwinnett 3.0, the third, five-year economic growth strategy for Gwinnett County. The goal of this strategy is to recruit, retain and help expand businesses in Gwinnett; attract, educate and retain workforce talent; and improve quality of life for all Gwinnett residents.

Phase One of the process is focused on gathering input from business leaders as well as members of the community through focus groups and an online survey. Focus group members met for two days to discuss key community topics: manufacturing, entrepreneurship, young professionals, education and corporate and professional services.

In addition, an online community survey open to all those who work and/or live in Gwinnett will be available now through February 5. It may be accessed at Please take the survey and feel free to forward!

Request for Qualifications/Proposals Issued for Oak Street Property

Posted on: January 13th, 2016 at 11:21 am

The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Lawrenceville (DDA) is issuing the following Request for Qualifications/Proposals (“RFQ/RFP”) to qualified home builders and/or residential developers for the purpose of developing 7.4 acres of land located off Oak Street in downtown Lawrenceville for a townhome development. This RFQ/RFP constitutes a second major initiative to create new luxury residential living opportunities in downtown Lawrenceville in an effort to revitalize the City center. Read more…

General Code of Ordinances Now Available Through

Posted on: January 11th, 2016 at 11:24 am

The City of Lawrenceville now uses Municode to maintain and track amendments to the General Code of Ordinances.

Municode, more formally known as Municipal Code Corporation, is the largest private sector publisher of municipal ordinances, responsible for the codification and publication of municipal codes for more than 2,700 cities and counties in all 50 states.

As a result of the new system, when accessing the General Code of Ordinances from the main Lawrenceville webpage, you will be automatically redirected to the Lawrenceville page of the Municode website. Click here for additional information on navigating a City’s page within Municode.

Top 15 in ’15: Recyclables and their Destinations

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Top 15 in ’15: Recyclables and their Destinations

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s Most Popular Recycling Search Terms for 2015

The following were among the Top 15 Search Terms on Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s Recycling Web Page dropdown menu to learn where local individuals and businesses can recycle certain materials:

To read the full article from Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, click here.

Lawrenceville City Manager Announces Intent to Retire

Posted on: December 30th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Lawrenceville City Manager Announces Intent to Retire

Bob Baroni retires after 42 Years with Gwinnett’s County Seat


In a special called meeting today, Bob Baroni announced his intent to retire from the City of Lawrenceville after 42 years of dedicated leadership and service. City officials and staff congratulated Baroni on his retirement and thanked him for his unwavering leadership, yielding the City a fiscally solid position through four decades of economic change and development.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have served my community all these years and look forward to watching it continue to grow upon the solid foundations that so many have laid over the years,” said Baroni.

Baroni will work with City leaders to transition responsibilities over the course of the coming year with intent to complete the process by February 2017.

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Lawrenceville DDA Seeks Business Plan Proposals for Historic Train Depot

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 at 5:19 pm

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for the City of Lawrenceville serves to promote, support, revitalize and develop the Historic Downtown area of this dynamic community. To that end, the DDA is currently seeking business plan proposals for occupancy and lease of Lawrenceville’s Historic Train Depot.

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the request for proposals. Thank you!

Lawrenceville Honors Former Council Member During National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Each year, the third Friday of September is recognized as The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day. On this day, those veterans who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA) – and their families – are honored for their service and sacrifices made to the country. Although the day is not recognized as a federal public holiday in the United States, it is a national observance that is often marked by veteran’s rallies, U.S. and POW/MIA flag flying, statewide remembrance ceremonies and much more.

This year, the National POW/MIA Recognition Day fell on Friday, September 18. The following day, former Lawrenceville City Council member Robert Norton – a veteran and former POW – was recognized by the veterans of the American Legion Post 262. He was recognized for his courage and bravery while enduring the unspeakable conditions and experiences he suffered as a prisoner of war. The American Legion thanked and praised Mr. Norton for his service in the Army Air Corp during World War II and expressed appreciation for his dedication.

Robert Norton

Public Announcement – Residential Gas Meter Project

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 at 5:23 pm

The City of Lawrenceville Gas Department will be performing maintenance on many of our residential gas meters. This project will require us to interrupt service to your home while we complete our upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience and we will relight your pilots free of charge after our work is completed. If your service has been interrupted due to this project we will leave a door hanger notice and you can contact our office at 770-963-3332 for service reconnection.

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