google-site-verification: google5ae98130f18ad244.html

Thursday, October 18, 2018
   
Text Size

Richmond Hill / Bryan News

Caesarstone Sdot Yam, Ltd. to Create 180 Jobs in Bryan County

Category: Richmond Hill / Bryan County News

Caesarstone to Create 180 Jobs in Bryan County

Nov. 15, 2013 – Gov. Nathan Deal and Yos Shiran, chief executive officer of Caesarstone Sdot Yam, Ltd., have announced that Caesarstone, a manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, has selected Richmond Hill in Bryan County as the location for its new U.S.-based manufacturing plant. This new facility will create 180 jobs in Bryan County and represents a $70-100 million investment.

“It’s an honor to host Caesarstone’s continued global growth and success. Georgia’s outreach to the international business community and strong capabilities, including the fourth-largest and fastest-growing port in the United States, have attracted this very significant investment,” said Deal. “Caesarstone brings jobs and economic growth to the region, and we look forward to bringing to bear the logistics, workforce and other resources that will help it succeed.”

Caesarstone will use Georgia Quick Start, the top-ranked workforce training program in the nation, to train its employees. Once hiring begins, jobs will be posted by the Georgia Department of Labor office in Savannah. Caesarstone will import raw materials for manufacturing and export finished products through Georgia’s ports.

Shiran, the CEO, said, “We are excited, after a careful site selection process, to have found the right combination of a highly skilled workforce, a strong logistics infrastructure and a welcoming state, county and city. Our planned state-of-the-art facility will support our business and competitive position throughout North America, which has quickly become both our largest and fastest-growing region around the globe. We look forward to a long and very fruitful partnership with Georgia and Bryan County.”

Caesarstone joins more than 40 Israeli companies already operating in Georgia, including Amdocs, Verint, Given Imaging, PCI (Blades), Alpha Omega and Baran Telecommunications. Renée Rosenheck, senior project manager for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), worked with Ronen Kenan, managing director of GDEcD’s office in Israel, and Page Siplon, director of Georgia’s Logistics Center of Innovation, to assist the company with its location. The state partners were critical in assisting Caesarstone with information on how Georgia’s business and logistical advantages could meet company needs. The Development Authority of Bryan County was also a key partner in the project.

“We are very excited that Caesarstone has chosen Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill as the ideal location for its first U.S. manufacturing site,” said Steve Croy, chairman of the Development Authority of Bryan County. “Caesarstone’s decision, coupled with the fact that the Centre has recently been singled out by other companies for special recognition, gives us a very bullish outlook for the park. We thank our partners at the Georgia Economic Development Department, City of Richmond Hill, Bryan County and TerraPointe Services for their teamwork in helping introduce Caesarstone to our community.”

“Georgia has deep experience supporting international businesses from many countries, including Israel, in selecting excellent locations and resources that enable their success,” said Chris Carr, commissioner at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “At a time when many other states have curtailed similar efforts, we can show the results of a consistent program of investment in, and outreach through, our international offices. They are the keystone to our success in global commerce.”

About Caesarstone
Caesarstone (NASDAQ: CSTE) manufactures high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, which are used in both residential and commercial buildings as countertops, vanities, wall cladding, floors and other interior surfaces. The wide variety of colors, styles, designs and textures of Caesarstone® products, along with Caesarstone’s inherent characteristics such as hardness, nonporous, scratch and stain resistance and durability, provide consumers with excellent surfaces for their internal spaces which are highly competitive to granite, manufactured solid surfaces and laminate, as well as to other engineered quartz surfaces. Caesarstone’s four collections of products — Classico, Supremo, Motivo and Concetto — are available in more than 50 countries around the world with the United States, Canada, Australia and Israel accounting for more than 80 percent of its sales. Caesarstone was founded and is headquartered in Caesarea, Israel, and operates two manufacturing plants in Israel.

Overall Rating (0)

0 out of 5 stars

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 / 300 Character restriction
Your text should be in between 10-300 characters
Your comments are subjected to administrator's moderation.
terms and condition.
    • No comments found
    CLICK to SUBSCRIBE and Support Great Journalism!

    Follow Us!

    TwitterFacebook

    Komento Activities

    Guest - Maria Johnson Pleming - Commented on Oct. 25 - Department of Biolog... in Joomla Article
    So happy to know the Millen Fish Hatchery will be recognized for the incredible system. Mr uncle Dav...
    Guest - Karin Mcgruder - Commented on June 4 - Foram Group Announces... in Joomla Article
    Are there any updates on this project?and when will the first apartments be available?
    Guest - Hart Williford - Commented on June 28 - Savannah Music Festi... in Joomla Article
    Rob will be missed by the entire Savannah Community, he built the Savannah Music Festival to worldwi...
    Guest - Daryl Stair - Commented on Oct. 16 - Sonesta Resort Hilto... in Joomla Article
    Do you have to be a paying guest to use the Tesla charger?
    Guest - JR Lee - Commented on MPC approves plan for new Walm... in Joomla Article
    Great, another complex to attract Savannah's finest entitlement minded individuals. Another complex ...
    Guest - Jack - Commented on Aug. 23 - Phelps on Politics -... in Joomla Article
    "Goose that laid the golden EYE? You're right, that is hard to argue with.
    Guest - Robin Sherman - Commented on Jan. 4 – COMMENTARY: New Year... in Joomla Article
    Excellent post, Ms. Phelps. Effective government can only occur when the public is informed. Transpa...
    Guest - Tao of Me - Commented on Why is Memorial Hospital Being... in Joomla Article
    They aren't telling Memorial employees anything about this. A recent survey of the facilities by Nic...
    Guest - Genie Brazzeal - Commented on Feb. 24 – Lawyer and former Al... in Joomla Article
    Thank you, Mr. Bordeaux! Bring some honesty to this court. No more winking like I experienced.
    Guest - Karl - Commented on Feb. 25 - Memorial Hospital’s ... in Joomla Article
    Good article. Has a lot of information that is very difficult for "team members"(employees) to find....
    Guest - Susan Worthington - Commented on May 13 – UPDATED 11:39 a.m. HC... in Joomla Article
    In 1953 there was not such a thing as a trauma or neonatal program. The need for Neonatal Services ...
    Guest - Linda Dominy - Commented on June 8 – EDITORIAL: Immediate ... in Joomla Article
    As a clinical team member this makes me sad and it would never happen. We can argue politics all day...
    Guest - Judy - Commented on Savannah’s Title Max Bankruptc... in Joomla Article
    How Tracy Young was allowed to file for bankruptcy or chapter 11 is amazing. Title Max should be ch...
    Guest - Samantha Claar - Commented on Aug. 7 - COMMENTARY: Je suis “... in Joomla Article
    Pertinent questions that deserve real answers. If upper management - appointed and elected - can't ...
    Guest - Ken - Commented on Aug. 6 - Dept. of Labor propos... in Joomla Article
    Is this state or federal?
    MY ACCOUNT
    CONTACT
    SOCIAL
    MORE
    ADVERTISE
    Coastal Empire News
    Headquarters: 35 Barnard St., Suite 300, Savannah, GA. 31401.
    Tel: 912-388-4692 | Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.