Auto supplier heads to north Georgia
ACWORTH, GA. — Gov. Nathan Deal says a firm that makes vehicle roofing systems will open a north Georgia plant that’s expected to create 300 jobs.
Deal said Inalfa Roof Systems will open a manufacturing facility in Cherokee County that represents a $17.1 million investment. The plant will be in the Cherokee 75 Corporate Park off Interstate 75, about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.
The governor said Inalfa is a leading supplier of sunroofs and open roofing systems for automotive manufacturers such as Hyundai, Kia, Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Chrysler Group and BMW Group.
The plant will be the fourth one in the United States and the first in the Southeast for Inalfa. The plant is expected to begin operating in January.
Delta, Virgin set for joint marketing
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic will market each other’s flights, now that Delta has completed a deal for a 49-percent ownership stake in the British airline, the airlines announced Monday.
Delta spent $360 million to purchase the stake – previously owned by Singapore Airlines – to gain access to the lucrative London market. The European Commission and the U.S Department of Justice signed off last week on the transaction.
Starting July 3, the two airlines will jointly market flights on 108 routes through a process known as code-sharing. Fliers can earn and redeem miles on each carrier. Each airline will honor the elite status and lounge privileges of the other’s frequent fliers.
– Associated Press