Germany’s Hotset, a heating-element manufacturer, selected Swainsboro, Ga., as the site for its first North American plant. Hotset currently has facilities in Ludenscheid, Germany, and on the island of Malta. Both operations have more than 100 employees. The company plans to establish a sales, warehouse, distribution and manufacturing facility at the Swainsboro location. Hotset has established itself with products such as flexible tubular heaters and hotspring heating elements. The availability of easy access for air and ground transportation was one of Hotset’s primary reasons for selecting Swainsboro.