Tucker Summit CID April 2019 Newsletter

TSCID Member, gatc, Named Innovator of the Year

gatc LP, a Tucker Summit CID member, supplies international companies with domestic resources to operate more effectively and conduct business in the United States.  The company is not only the U.S. arm of many successful international businesses, but was also recently named the 2018 Innovator of the Year by the German entrepreneurial medium Die Deutche Wirtschaft.

The company began providing support to medium-sized companies looking to enter the U.S. market in 1983, and today provides multiple services to support these entities, such as human resources, accounting, order processing, marketing, sales management, warehousing and more. There are currently 25-30 companies operating out of gatc’s 50,000-plus sq. ft. main office, which employs approximately 30  multi-lingual staff who speak seven to eight languages combined and more than 80 workers overall. To date, gatc has created 700 to 1,000 jobs in the district.

gatc chose to locate in Tucker based on its pro-business attitude and great infrastructure. Joining the CID was also beneficial as the organization is focused on improving the district and ‘a rising tide lifts all boats.’

Read more about one of gatc’s protégé companies recently in the news here.

Team Reboot FIRST Robotics

Congratulations to Team Reboot, Tucker Summit CID’s own FIRST Robotics team, for winning the Imagery Award in Honor of Jack Kamen at the PCH District Dalton event held on March 30-31.

Tucker Summit CID is proud to be a sponsor to the young and talented students who display amazing engineering ingenuity in these robotics competitions. You’ll get ‘em next time!

Tucker Brewing Company’s Young Musicians Series

Tucker Brewing Company celebrated its first Young Musicians Series on Sunday, April 14, partnering with Atlanta Rock & Blues Camp. Talented young local acts, Manly Hero, The Citations and the Rugg Burns gave a sneak peek of future stars in action!

More importantly, the brewery recently released 12 new beers to quench your thirst this spring. Check them out here.

Tucker Summit CID Grows Membership

Tucker Summit CID would like to welcome BT Solutions, Meade’s Discount Doors & More and Elekon to the district.

BT Solutions offers secure network solutions for every business. Located at 4744 N. Royal Atlanta Drive, BT Solutions officially opened its Tucker doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 19.

Meade’s Discount Doors and More was featured on HGTV’s hit show, Curb Appeal. The door and building supplier moved to its new Tucker location at 1840 Tucker Industrial Road in February and officially opened its doors on Saturday, March 23, with a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Elekon, which recently opened it headquarters in gatc’s office, develops, manufactures and installs high-tech safety and assistance systems for industrial trucks, forklifts and cobots (a computer-controlled robotic device designed to assist a person).

Project Updates

SPLOST Street Repaving

The City of Tucker kicked off its “Smooth Ride Tour,” the spring street resurfacing project with a ribbon-cutting on Rock Mountain Boulevard on Monday, April 8. Twenty-six of Tucker’s most poorly-conditioned streets are scheduled for resurfacing in 2019. The successful fall campaign repaired 21 streets.

The City of Tucker resurfacing project is being funded by the special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST). To learn more about the resurfacing project, please click here and to watch the video from the event, click on the image below.

Graffiti Clean-up

Southern Care Lawn & Landscape got the call about a graffiti tag within the district on Sunday, April 7, and by Monday, April 8, it was gone. Thank you, Southern Care, for taking care of our CID!

GDOT’s Improved Interchanges Will Enhance Logistics

A recent article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle details Georgia Department of Transportation’s plan to improve interchanges and renovate roadways to enhance logistics. – all having a positive impact on TSCID. Read more here.

DeKalb Water

The Tucker Summit CID worked closely with DeKalb County to repair the entrance, including the roadway and curb, that was severely damaged by county water trucks entering and exiting at 1750 Stone Ridge Dr. to access the water tower.  This is another example of the great partnership TSCID has developed with DeKalb County to improve the district.

March 27 Owners’ Meeting Recap

The TSCID first owners’ meeting of 2019 was filled with networking and invaluable information for the business members. The CID has been hard at work on projects including new landscaping along Mountain Industrial Boulevard, and 10 new MARTA bus shelters (that will be advertising free). In addition, the CID continues to fund the installation of LED lights along on Mountain Industrial Boulevard from Gwinnett County to the CSX overpass, which should be complete by early summer. Phase 2 will add fixtures to existing light poles on Mountain Industrial Boulevard at Highway 78 and along East Ponce de Leon to Highway 78; Phase 3 will place light poles on Mountain Industrial Boulevard’s side streets and Phase 4 will place light poles on Hugh Howell Road and GA-236.

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond let attendees know that he has taken another step to improve transparency in the county’s procurement process by hiring two contract compliance officers that will ensure that County funds are being spent effectively, efficiently, and responsibly. In addition, he shared that over 100,000 new water meters would be installed in early April.

The City of Tucker has a great deal to celebrate, including a three-year birthday, a new study on Tucker’s transportation, a trail system and a park system that is underway, a new proposed master plan to address the next 10 to 15 years of Tucker’s downtown district and Tucker Summit Manufacturing Day.  If you haven’t registered, you can still do so here and plan to attend on April 24 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Finally, the area has a new DeKalb Police Department Commander, Major C.C. Medlin.