Posted by Lisa Sherman on Oct 28, 2011

Advanced Manufacturing

Gwinnett County’s targeted industry of advanced manufacturing relies on an understanding of highly specialized products and the integration of higher technologies into the manufacturing process. Even products that are not “advanced”, but still require a workforce with knowledge of robotics or computerized systems, are included.

Advanced Manufacturing encompasses two niches: Computer and Electronics Manufacturing and Energy Technologies. Computer and Electronics Manufacturing includes firms that are involved in making computers, hard drives, cell phones, graphics cards, central processing units (CPUs), microchips and semiconductors, instrumentation, resistors and capacitors and global positioning system (GPS) units. Energy Technologies focuses on companies serving the demand for alternative energy, energy efficiency and lower emissions, such as products for smart-grid technology, wind and solar energy capture and storage systems and energy management systems. This is important to Gwinnett County as technologies and manufacturing output in this niche are increasing.