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With its 20 minute drive to downtown Atlanta, it might be easy to mistake Smyrna for a simple bedroom community. Smyrna is much more than residential rooftops, however. An accessible location at the northwest corner of I-75 and I-285 means Smyrna employers have easy access to major highways, rail, and air transportation.

The companies who have chosen to operate in Smyrna represent a diverse array of industries, including bioresearch, wholesale trade, technology, health care, food processing and distribution, and light manufacturing. Here are the top employers in Smyrna:

Employer
Employees     
What they do...
IBM 
775
Computer systems/technology 
United Distributors 
550
Alcoholic beverages distributing 
City of Smyrna
425
Local government
S.P. Richards
423
Wholesale trade (office products) 
Ridgeview Institute
420
Addiction/mental health hospital
UCB
400
Biopharmaceuticals
GLOCK 400 Firearms manufacturing
Bake One / Atlanta Bread Co. 250 Bakery / Restaurant franchise
National Envelope
245
Envelope manufacturing
Archdiocese of Atlanta
225
Nonprofit/church administration
Publix Super Markets
210
Grocery stores (two)
Cobb County Schools
200
K-12 public school system
Kroger 200 Retail store
Galen Advisors 150 Medical billing
Wade Ford 110 Automotive dealer
Office Max 105 Distribution center and print shop
Adventure Outdoors 100 Firearm sales
Floor & Decor Outlets 90 Hard surface flooring retailer
Sandvik Mining & Construction 80 Rock drilling and processing
Murata Electronics
75
Electronics manufacturing
MHC Kenworth 75 Truck sales and service
Rush Truck Center
62
Truck sales and service
Graphcom
60
Printing (specialty/large format)
Fire Systems Inc. 50 Fire protection services

Business Growth Status

Click here for a list of new commercial business registrations in the City of Smyrna for the 2014 calendar year. The list below includes recent locations, expansions, closings, and downsizings of notable companies in Smyrna.

Company: 
GLOCK, Inc.
Location:
6000 Highlands Pkwy 
Year Established: 1986
Action:
Expansion
Action Date:
October 2010
Employees:
250 (will be hiring another 100-150 after expansion)
Product/Service:
Semi-automatic "Safe Action" pistols
Office Function:
North American HQ and plant

Company: 
National Envelope     
Location:
1325 Highlands Ridge Rd 
Year Established:     
2005 (acquired Atlantic Envelope facility) 
Action:
Expansion due to closing of plant in Austell, GA                  
Action Date:
December 2010
Employees: 
272 (up from 120 prior to Austell plant closing)
Product/Service:
Envelope manufacturing
Office Function:
Plant

Company: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta     
Location:  2401 Lake Park Dr 
Year Established:  2011 
Action: New location 
Action Date: January 2011 
Employees:  225 
Product/Service:  Non-profit/Religious 
Office Function:  HQ for North Georgia Catholics 

Company:   Adventure Outdoors 
Location: 2500 South Cobb Dr
Year Established: 1977 
Action:                           Relocation and expansion from 10,700 SF to a 61,500 SF retail store with 10,000 guns in stock, plus a shooting range, virtual archery range, restaurant, and meeting space.
Action Date: December 2011 - April 2014
Employees: 100 (approximately 70 new)
Product/Service: Firearm sales and outdoor gear
Office Function: Retail store and company HQ

Company:   Kroger 
Location:  3240 South Cobb Dr 
Year Established: Original Smyrna store established 1983
Action:   Relocation and expansion from a 40,000 SF store to a 93,000 SF store.
Action Date:   January 2012 
Employees:  200 total employees (90 new jobs) 
Product/Service:  Grocery, pharmacy, fuel center 
Office Function:       Retail store 

Company:   Floor & Décor Outlets
Location: 2233 Lake Park Dr 
Year Established:     2000 
Action: Relocation of store support center to Smyrna from another Cobb County location.  
Action Date: March 2012 
Employees: 90 
Product/Service:   Hard surface flooring retailer
Office Function:          Corporate HQ with oversight of 30 retail stores in 15 metropolitan markets.

Company:  IBM 
Location: 7100 Highlands Pkwy 
Year Established:   1996 
Action:  Expansion  
Action Date:  April 2012 
Employees:  Added approximately 150 employees to this site as a result of Atlanta consolidations.
Product/Service:  Computer systems/technology
Office Function:  Business units at this location include Inside Sales and Remote Technical Support Services.