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

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.

A note to our readers

In these troubling times when we are all dealing with the coronavirus, local news is more valuable than ever. We have made the decision to give our readers free access during this crisis, but we ask that you would voluntarily support local journalism by signing up for a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you to keep seeing our valuable local coverage even after we have weathered this storm.

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.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.