A Gordon County carpet manufacturer is relocating its headquarters to Bartow County, bringing with it about 200 new jobs.
Surya Inc.s’ move was announced at both Cartersville-Bartow County Joint Development Authorities’ meetings where both boards approved MOU resolutions June 5.
The business has plans to build a 1-million-square-foot building on 75 acres near the Highland 75 Industrial Park, said the boards’ legal counsel Keith Lovell.
Lovell added that the company hopes to be operational by August 2015.
According to a news release, the new facility will handle supply chain management, sales and web and creative development services for the company.
“Surya’s decision to expand in Georgia is an indicator of the strength of our competitive business climate,” said Gov. Nathan Deal in a statement. “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 company is India-based and makes machine and hand-knotted rugs and sells soft goods for the home furnishings market, the release stated.
The rugs and decorative accessories are made abroad and shipped to the U.S. for sales and distribution operations. Surya markets its products to the retailer, interior designer and hospitality markets globally from its current location.
“On behalf of Bartow County, we are very pleased that Surya has chosen a site in an area that we believe is one of the Southeast’s premier locations for business,” said Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor in a statement. “I’m happy to welcome them to Bartow’s corporate community and look forward to a great partnership.”