Israel-based company, Caesarstone, recently announced plans to expand its Richmond Hill, Georgia, factory. The Bryan County facility was built two years ago, but it will almost double its workforce by adding two additional production lines. According to the Savannah Morning News, Caesarstone CEO, Yos Shiran, said during the 2013 groundbreaking that the U.S. and North America represented Caesarstone's fastest-growing markets. This stat weighed heavily on the company's decision to open the plant in Richmond Hill.
Derrick Smith, the chairman of the Development Authority of Bryan County, issued a press release through Governor Nathan Deal's office, that read, "By initiating expansion plans before even opening the facility in Bryan County, it demonstrates how strong Caesarstone's business is and further confirms the park is a strategic location for internationally headquartered companies seeking access to U.S. markets."
The company, a manufacturer of quality-engineered quartz surfaces, expects operations of the first new line to start in April, with the second to start up later this year. In addition, the company is optimistically planning for future expansions and will also construct a second building that could potentially hold two more manufacturing lines. This is Caesarstone's first facility to be built outside of Israel, and the first plant to be built on the Belfast Commerce Centre on land recently annexed into Richmond Hill.
Chris Carr, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, said about the deal: "This newest expansion underscores how our business ties with key international regions, coupled with one of the fastest growing ports in the U.S., can help leading companies such as Caesarstone stay competitive in the global marketplace."
As companies grow and their facilities continue to expand, job seekers should work with experienced technical recruiters to locate the position that best utilizes their unique qualifications, whether in the manufacturing, technology or engineering sectors.