February 13, 2020

Premier Automation Brings Manufacturing and Engineering Jobs to Forsyth County


Premier Automation, a nation-wide leader in industrial programming and controls, automation solutions and robotics has expanded operations into Forsyth County, Georgia. To better serve customers in the Southeastern United States, the Premier Automation team worked diligently with local and state officials for nearly a year before finalizing the purchase of a new building and 6.5 acres of property.

“We’re proud that Premier Automation chose Alpharetta, Georgia, with its pool of highly skilled talent to better serve their clients,” said Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Thanks to the work of our economic development partners, along with Eli Evankovich and the outstanding team at Premier Automation, the company is already off to a great start. We look forward to seeing continued growth and success at this new Premier Automation facility.”

The new facility opened its doors and officially began production in October of 2019.  The facility is currently manufacturing customized electrical control panels for regional customers and is actively hiring qualified engineers to build the team capable of offering the company’s full range of automation and robotics solutions. Premier Automation serves customers in a wide variety of industries including metals, light manufacturing, aerospace, food and beverage, paper, automotive, water/wastewater, glass and plastics.

“We welcome Premier Automation to the growing number of engineering and technology companies in Forsyth County,” said Laura Semanson, Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 5 Commissioner. “It takes a lot of people working together to make something like this happen. We are grateful to the teams at the Premier Automation, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Forward Forsyth, as well as our county staff in planning and community development and economic development, for their diligence in bringing this to fruition.”

“We are delighted that Premier Automation selected Forsyth County for their first location in the southeast,” said Robert Long, Vice President of Economic Development for Forward Forsyth.  “With their heavy engineering requirement, they are a perfect fit for our community.  We have one of the largest concentrations of engineers in Georgia.”

Three employees from Premier Automation’s headquarters have relocated to Georgia.  According to one of those employees, Operations Manager Rick Hepler, “I couldn’t be happier with our choice to locate here, the people and the area are great.”  Premier Automation is looking to continue to grow the Georgia team for Manufacturing and Engineering, which will continue to create new jobs for the local area.

“Premier Automation is excited about being a permanent part of the regional economy.  We are making a substantial investment here and I am happy to say that this is just the beginning,” said Eli Evankovich, CEO of Premier Automation.  “We are truly thankful for the help and support that we received from state and local officials,” noted Evankovich, “we simply would not have gotten this far without their help.”

An official grand opening of the new facility will be held this spring. The new address of Premier Automation’s Georgia location is 3010 Engineering Pkwy., Alpharetta, GA 30004.




About Premier Automation

Premier Automation is an engineered solutions company that specializes in providing automation, drive and electrical control solutions and services, and robotics to industrial markets.  Premier Automation offers cost effective, industry specific technology solutions to help customers increase their industrial productivity, efficiency and overall systems performance.

About Forward Forsyth

Forward Forsyth is a public-private partnership of the Forsyth County Government, the Forsyth County Development Authority, the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, Forsyth County Schools and Forsyth’s higher-learning institutions. It serves as the economic development driver for Forsyth County, GA. As one of the fastest growing and most affluent counties in the U.S., Forsyth County is one of the nation’s best places to start a business and raise a family. Strong civic leadership, a highly competitive tax structure, one of the lowest millage rates in the region and an outstanding educational system contribute to a thriving local economic climate.

February 13, 2020 Laura Stewart