June 24, 2014
International Auto Processing to expand in St. Simons Island, invest $3 million into the project
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that International Auto Processing (IAP) will expand in St. Simons Island, creating 30 jobs and investing $3 million into the project.
“It’s a great day when a Georgia-based company announces it is expanding its current operations to meet the demand of our growing automotive industry,” said Deal. “Our comprehensive network of air, sea, rail and highway infrastructure make our state the perfect location for an automotive industry processor.”
In order to support its growing needs, IAP will expand its current facility by 8,488 square feet, creating a new headquarters location for International Auto Logistics (IAL). Completion of the Class A offices are expected this fall.
“International Auto Processing was founded 28 years ago in Brunswick, where we were welcomed and warmly embraced,” said Robert Miller, president & CEO of IAP. “IAP’s subsidiary company, International Auto Logistics, is writing a remarkable new chapter for our company, and we are delighted that Glynn County has shown IAL the same warm Georgia welcome.”
IAP was awarded a contract with the United States Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to handle the logistics and storage of privately owned vehicles for military personnel in the United States, Asia and Europe. This project is the headquarters associated with the new business and has significantly utilized the Port of Brunswick.
“We are happy to welcome IAL to its Glynn County location – a logical outgrowth of its parent company’s success at the Port of Brunswick,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Over the past 10 years, IAP has helped Brunswick to nearly double the port’s roll-on/roll-off volume, establishing the facility as the nation’s leader for the import of new autos. IAP's expertise in vehicle handling will mean excellent service for clients served through International Auto Logistics.”
Alyce Thornhill, regional project manager at the Georgia Department of Economic Development assisting the company on behalf of the state of Georgia. The Glynn County Development Authority also assisted the company with the expansion.
"We are very excited that International Auto Logistics decided to make Glynn County its headquarters,” said Mel Baxter, chair of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority. “I believe its choice speaks volumes to the commitment Glynn County has made to support its corporate citizens.”
“Georgia has been an established automotive manufacturing center since 1909, when the first automobile was assembled in the state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Innovative companies such as International Auto Processing offer a unique service to importers and exporters – putting a spotlight on the diversity of the automotive industry in Georgia.”
About International Auto Logistics
International Auto Logistics (IAL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Auto Processing, Inc., a leading vehicle processor company based in Brunswick that services cars for major automotive manufacturers, including Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, GM, Toyota and Honda.