TN-based textile company to relocate operations in US, invest $40 mn

PTI Washington | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on May 03, 2014

A Tamil Nadu-based textile company has announced it will invest $40 million in the US state of North Carolina for relocation of its operations, which would create as many as 84 new jobs in the next two years.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced yesterday that Shri Govindaraja Textiles (SGT), which is a part of the Jayavilas Group in Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu, will be locating its textile operations in Rockingham County.

“With a strong labour force and proximity to cotton-growing regions and ports, Shri Govindaraja Textiles will succeed in North Carolina,” he said in a statement.

“The company will not only buy North Carolina cotton, but will produce the combed yarn here as well,” said the North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker.

“Innovative companies such as SGR Textiles are bringing new machinery that will be put to good use by our talented workforce in Rockingham County,” he said.

SGT has 14 manufacturing units spread across two States in South India.

The company has a capacity of 400,000 spindles installed, with the latest modern machineries.

This helps the traditional textile company save labour costs and achieve better operational efficiency.

The company manufactures combed or carded yarn ranging from 20s to 160s counts, the Governor’s office said.

“SGT has decided to set up a modern yarn manufacturing facility in Eden after an extensive search and comparative study that we undertook amongst nine different States and various counties,” said Ramkumar Varadarajan, Managing Director of SGR Textiles.

“Shri Govindaraja Textiles’ decision to expand will bring needed jobs to our community and help continue our rich tradition of manufacturing high-quality textile products,” said Senator Phil Berger.

Published on May 03, 2014
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