Adidas Speedfactory

The Adidas Speedfactory, operated by Oechsler Motion, is in the Cherokee 75 Corporate Park near Acworth.

ACWORTH — As Adidas plans to close its Speedfactory operated by Oeschler Motion, the company is hosting area businesses at a job fair this week for their employees.

Each day this week, Adidas is holding an on-site job fair at its location near Acworth and invites local businesses to meet with employees there, according to a representative from Oeschler.

There are currently 93 employees at the factory, including machine operators, engineers, maintenance personnel, quality assurance inspectors, sewing machine operators and logistics/warehouse associates. Those interested in participating are asked to contact Justina Brown at J.Brown@oechsler-motion.com.

Adidas announced in November it would close its Speedfactory locations in Cherokee County and another in Anspach, Germany no later than April. The company will be using the robotic and 3-D printing technology in use at those facilities to boost production at other factories in Asia.

As of Wednesday morning, the company had not filed a notice of layoffs with the Georgia Department of Labor.

The Cherokee County factory was the German company’s first U.S. plant and employed more than 150 people last year. It was opened in 2017 and earned the Cherokee County Office of Economic Development the Deal of the Year award for working to bring Adidas to a 74,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in the Cherokee 75 Corporate Park off Ga. Highway 92.

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Shannon is a reporter covering education, city governments, crime, features, religion and other local news. She is a graduate of Young Harris College and currently lives in unincorporated Woodstock.

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