07 Jul 2014

It’s a Great Day in Screven County

SV Pittie Textiles broke ground today for a $70 million facility near Sylvania, GA in the Screven County Industrial Park. The India-based textile manufacturer will employ 250 people when fully operational. At the ground breaking, Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal credited the October 2013 announcement as a factor that caused Site Selection magazine to designate Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation to do business.

Screven County Development Authority chairman Bobby Smith thanked everyone for working together on this project, “The investment Mr. Pittie and SV Pittie Textiles is making in our community means 250 new jobs for our friends and neighbors. Screven County, the City of Sylvania, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Governor’s office and many others worked together on this project. I’m proud to be part of a community and a state that means business when it comes to attracting jobs.”

This facility will be the first in the U.S. for Shrivallabh Pittie Group. Mr. Pittie believes there is a significant market opportunity for yarn manufacturing in Georgia due to a skilled local workforce, proximity to high-quality cotton fiber, the economical supply and reliability of power and world-class infrastructure to international markets.