An established steel fabrication company is moving to Holly Springs in early 2021, bringing an estimated 50 jobs to Cherokee County, company officials said Friday.

Cobb Industrial, Inc., has recently purchased a 100,000 square foot building located at Hickory Springs Industrial Drive, which formerly housed the hydrochemical company Linde Praxair. The company, which is family-owned by brothers Gabe Hrib and Mike Hrib, is merging two facilities currently located in Marietta, to the Holly Springs location, company officials said in a statement.

The company has already begun renovations to make the space state-of-the-art. The specialty metals division will be first to fill the space, and once full renovations are completed, team members and equipment will make the move, company officials said.

“Holly Springs has welcomed us with open arms,” Gabe Hrib said. “City leadership is pro business and pro growth, and we look forward to contributing in big ways to Holly Springs and Cherokee County.”

Company officials said they are looking forward to adding new talent to the team and are currently hiring. For more information, visit

“We’re looking forward to relocating our team to our new home, and we look forward to adding talented new team members to our company,” Mike Hrib said.

Cobb Industrial, Inc. has a production capacity of over 30,000 tons annually, officials said. Its products and services span the commercial, industrial and residential markets with thousands of projects completed for U.S. retailers, distribution centers, and corporate locations. The company offers steel fabrication services including detailing, design, and value engineering. Additionally, Cobb Industrial’s specialty metals division works with stainless steel, aluminum and ornamental iron.

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