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Talenti Gelato, makers of artisanal gelato and sorbetto, has acquired a former Kroger ice cream production facility in the City of Marietta, GA. The expansion represents a new investment and addition of up to 100 jobs in the area. Talenti plans to maintain its existing plant in Dallas but re-locate its primary production headquarters to the Marietta Industrial Park and begin production later this year.
“The Marietta Development Authority Board is pleased to have participated in encouraging Talenti Gelato to locate its production plant in Marietta in order to help create new jobs for our area and have this outstanding company become an important asset in our community,” said Ed Hammock, Chairman of the Marietta Development Authority.
“Food processing is the largest sector of Georgia’s manufacturing industry, and Talenti Gelato is a leader in its field,” said Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “We are pleased the company has chosen to maximize its future success in Georgia’s dynamic business environment.”
“The spirit of teamwork was alive and well throughout this project, with the City of Marietta, CobbWorks, Cobb Chamber, and our statewide partners coming together to provide quality service to Talenti,” said Brooks Mathis, Vice President of Economic Development with the Cobb Chamber. “This win will create many jobs in our manufacturing sector and provide Marietta with tremendous investment for years to come. We welcome our friends from Talenti to Cobb County and Marietta!”