Lithia Springs, Georgia, July 19, 2010 - Tyco International today celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution facility here. The 205,000 square foot facility employs 125 people and serves as a hub for distributing the company's fire detection, fire suppression and electronic security products to customers across the United States and around the world.
"In today's 24/7, hyper-competitive global economy, Tyco's customers expect on-time delivery of the highest quality products," said George Oliver, President of Tyco Safety Products, a Tyco business unit. "Our new facility's advanced logistics technology and dedicated team of employees enhances our ability to serve our global customers."
"We are honored that Tyco has chosen to expand its presence in Georgia with this new facility," said Heidi Green, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "Georgia's comprehensive logistics system is one of our key selling assets because it gives companies like Tyco easy, efficient access to their markets."
The new facility located at 2600 West Point Drive provides Tyco with a strategic distribution location in the Atlanta area. The facility features state-of-the-art delivery capabilities and is a key part of the company's global distribution network. Tyco employs more than 900 people at 16 locations in Georgia.
Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers around the world. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco had 2009 revenue of more than $17 billion and has more than 100,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can be found at www.tyco.com.