Gamestar launches a new line of micro mechanical turks
By MICHAEL SCHMIDT, Associated PressAUGUSTA, Ga.
(AP) Gamestart is opening a new mechanical turk business in Georgia.
Gamestart, maker of a line of miniature flying robots, is building a new company in Georgia that will make parts for a range of consumer robots, from the Hummingbird to the Hummer.
The company is named Gamestara Micro-Mechanical Turk.
It has about 40 employees, and it will start with a small fleet of about 10 machines.
The new company, which will start as a pilot and scale up to 100 workers, will be a smaller version of Gamestars current business in North Carolina, and a small one at that.
Gamestarts new business will be separate from its existing manufacturing plant in Northampton, which was recently shut down due to financial trouble.
It will be in a different part of the state than Northampton was in when it was founded in 2012.
Gamests new company will be different from the existing manufacturing company in Northamptons hometown of Alpharetta.
The plant, which manufactured a variety of consumer-grade toys and equipment, was shuttered by the state last year.
The company has not yet announced a target date for opening the new business.