Surya To Open Facility In Cartersville, Ga., Add 200 Jobs

Surya Inc. — an India-based vertically-integrated manufacturer of machine and hand-knotted area rugs and soft goods for the home furnishings market — is investing $30 million to open a U.S. corporate office and distribution facility in Cartersville, Ga., and add 200 employees to its U.S. workforce. 
Surya currently manufactures its products abroad and ships them to the U.S. for sales and distribution. The company markets its rugs and home accessories to the retailer, interior designer and hospitality markets; and operates showrooms in Atlanta; Dallas; High Point, N.C.; Las Vegas; New York City; Tupelo, Miss.; Toronto; and India.
The state-of-the-art, 1,000,000-square-foot Cartersville facility will handle Surya’s supply chain management, sales, and web creative development services. The company currently has a corporate facility in Calhoun, Ga., and reports that 250 jobs will be retained with the opening of the new facility.
“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, 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.”
June 10, 2014