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Posted on: June 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason Joins Representatives from Valmet for their Grand Opening

Photo of 3 Men Laine Mason and Betteridge at the Valmet grand opening

On Wednesday, May 11th, the City of Peachtree Corners Mayor, Mike Mason, joined members of Valmet’s leadership team and employees to celebrate the grand opening of their new North American headquarters on Davinci Court in Peachtree Corners.

Valmet is a Finnish-based global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper, and energy industries.  Including their automation systems and flow control solutions, the company serves an even wider base of process industries. 

During the grand opening ceremony, Mayor Mason joined Valmet CEO Pasi Laine, Area President of North America Jukka Tiitinen, and Tim Betteridge, Vice President of Automation Systems North America in celebrating the new location and offering words of support and gratitude to Valmet employees and visitors.  “I’m proud of the hard work that has been put into the new Valmet North American headquarters here in Peachtree Corners and I’m glad to call it my home base,” says Jukka Tiitinen, Area President, North America.

Approximately 80 people were on hand for the ceremony, ribbon-cutting, and champagne toast.  Visitors included corporate leadership, company employees, and representatives from the Finnish American chamber of commerce and Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, Inc. (TAPPI).

Along with the grand opening, Valmet is currently hiring for a variety of positions at the Peachtree Corners location.  Open positions can be found online at Current Openings in Peachtree Corners.

Valmet is organized around five business lines, services, pulp and energy, paper, automation systems, and flow control, and serves five geographical areas, North America, South America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Asia Pacific, and China.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history, a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal, and employees over 17,000 worldwide.  The combined company net sales in 2021 were approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures, and their shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

About Valmet

Valmet’s mission is to convert renewable resources into sustainable results. This means that our technology and services make it possible for our customers to manufacture sustainable products from renewable resources. We believe that technology plays a crucial role to mitigate climate change and global warming. Our target is to enable 100 percent carbon-neutral production for all our pulp and paper customers by 2030. We believe that technology plays a key role in mitigating climate change and global warming in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. 

Valmet has a long track record in providing solutions that convert biomass into renewable energy and recyclable products such as pulp, paper, board, and tissue. We have also developed and commercialized new biomass conversion technologies for producing new bio-based end products such as biogas, biofuels, and biomaterials. 

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