By: Staff Reporters of Georgia Weekly Post
▲Surya's decision to expand in Georgia is an indicator of the strength of our competitive business climate. Governer Deal is running for re-election.
Surya, a manufacturer of home goods, rugs and accessories is investing $33 million in new Georgia facility headquarters and distribution center located in Cartersville, Ga. Surya will be moving from its current Calhoun location.
In addition to construction jobs, it is expected to add more than 200 new jobs in the north Georgia area. The expansion will allow the rug and home accessories manufacturer to consolidate shipping and distribution for its multi-category product offerings, creating a highly efficient logistics base and increased operational flexibility, according to a company spokswoman.
Cartersville, population 19,000 is located along the Interstate 75 corridor between Calhoun and Atlanta.
“During the past several years, we have launched a number of new categories, resulting in significant revenue growth along with a corresponding increase in our employee base and warehouse capacity,” said Satya Tiwari, Surya president. “At our core, we are focused on providing the best service possible to our designer and retailer customers, and this new facility will not only enable us to optimally serve our growing customer base, but will also offer an inspiring and creative workspace for our employees. The commute for employees residing in the Atlanta area will also be notably reduced, making Surya an even more attractive company for which to work.”
Surya has grown from $2.7 million in sales in 2004 to $80 million this year and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The company has one of the fastest fulfillment rates in the industry, with 90% of running line products being shipped within 24 hours from order processing, the company stated.
The new, state-of-the-art, 1 million-sq.-ft. facility will include 50,000 square feet of office space and serve as U.S. headquarters for the company’s executive administration, supply chain management, customer support, sales and creative development functions.
Tiwari said in addition to the expansion in Cartersville, Surya will retain its Calhoun facilities and maintain a presence there as well.
“Surya’s decision to expand in Georgia is an indicator of the strength of our competitive business climate,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in a statement to GWP. “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,” he said.
Surya is expected to break ground on the new building in August.