An India-based textile company, Surya will invest $30 million into its corporate office and distribution facility in Cartersville, Georgia, creating 200 jobs over the next few years.
Surya will open a state-of-the-art, 1,000,000-square-foot facility that will handle supply chain management, sales and web and creative development services for the company. The project will also retain 250 jobs. The company makes machine and hand-knotted rugs. It also sells soft goods for the home furnishings market. The rugs and decorative accessories are made abroad and shipped to the United States for sales and distribution operations.
“During the past several years, Surya has invested in a number of home accessories categories, resulting in significant year-over-year growth and steady expansion of our employee base and warehouse capacity,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “Our new facility will enable us to consolidate our product offerings under one roof, providing a highly efficient logistics base and the operational flexibility needed to optimally serve our designer and retailer customers. The addition of 53,000 square feet of inviting office space, designed with Surya’s energetic and collaborative culture in mind, will provide a great working environment for both existing employees and new talent as we continue to execute on our strategy to become a $1 billion company.”
“Surya’s decision to expand in Georgia is an indicator of the strength of our competitive business climate,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “With a highly effective logistics infrastructure that includes the busiest passenger airport in the world, the fourth-busiest container port in the nation and an interconnected highway and railway system, it is clear that Surya made the right choice.”
The project is being developed by Sean Coughlin of C2 Partners LLC in close cooperation with the Cartersville-Bartow Development Authority and Carl Campbell, Regional Project Manager at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
“Georgia has become the perfect place for companies engaged in distribution operations to expand,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Georgia’s deep roots in the flooring industry and diverse talent pool create an ideal business environment for market-leading companies such as Surya to grow.”