Japanese Leader in Rice Vinegar Brewing Joins Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc. in Bringing Jobs to Georgia

February 5, 2015

Marukan Vinegar, a Japanese leader in rice vinegar brewing, is relocating its second U.S. brewery to Spalding County. The brewery is investing $13 million into the project and will bring 15 jobs to Georgia. Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc. (KBD Group) will be working on the Preconstruction and Schematic Design for the project. As Atlanta prepares for what is expected to be its strongest year of job growth since it hosted the 1996 Olympics, KBD Group and Marukan Vinegar are proud to contribute to Japan being one of Georgia’s top five investor nations. Japan-based companies also employ more Georgians than any other international company in the state.

“The fact that a global leader chose Georgia to locate its first east coast production facility is an indicator that our state is the right place for businesses to flourish,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “Our dynamic network of companies, interconnected transportation infrastructure and access to skilled talent continue to attract innovative businesses such as Marukan. We look forward to their continued growth here.”

KBD Group is currently in the planning phases for the 16-acre site, which will support Marukan’s growing customer base in the Southeast. Production is expected to begin in early 2017.

“We’ve been extremely honored to work with companies relocating to the U.S., and this will be our second partner locating to the state’s first eco-friendly park – The Lakes at Green Valley,” said Mike Rhinehart, vice president of KBD Group. “KBD Group is working on schematic designs and budgeting currently, utilizing our phased approach, which assists with keeping clients within their capital budgets.”

About KBD Group
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc. (KBD Group) is a comprehensive solutions provider offering a ‘single source’ approach to fully integrated planning, design and construction services. Based in Atlanta, with offices in New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Memphis and Cincinnati, KBD Group has been delivering quality projects in the U.S. since 1964. For more information visit: http://kbdgroupusa.com/

About the Georgia Department of Economic Development
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.