Groundbreaking for new Screven County textile plant

Written by  Tuesday, 08 July 2014 09:47

  Governor Nathan Deal joined Screven County officials at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a new textile plant to be built near Sylvania.  Construction is expected to begin in a few weeks on the new $70 million plant owned by S V Pitties Textiles of India that will employ 250 people.


  Chairman Vinod Pittie said the company needs cotton grown in South Georgia which will be shipped to India via the nearby ports in Savannah.  He said the area has a skilled local workforce, high quality cotton fiber and the infrastructure to make the plant successful.


  Screven County Commissioner Will Boyd said the new plant will help reduce the unemployment rate which is currently at 8.7%, higher that the state’s average.


  Governor Deal said he was excited and personally proud about the new textile plant and credited Georgia’s winning the Site Selection Magazine’s title of “Most Competitive State” in 2013 with helping S V Pittie Textile’s decide to choose Screven County as the location for their first U.S. facility.




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