Elk Group International adds Georgia warehouse
February 17, 2017,
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Elk Group, parent company of accent furniture resources Sterling and Dimond Home, is investing about $2 million in an area distribution center.
The distribution center, located in nearby Sylvania in Screven County, will create about 100 jobs, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The jobs will be created over the next three years and will primarily include positions in office and warehouse operations.
“Expanding our distribution network to the Southeast allows us to support current and future growth, while enhancing service levels for our customers,” said Todd Webb, chief operating officer of Elk Group International, which also includes Dimond Lighting, Alico Lighting, Elk Lighting Creativity and Elk Hospitality. “The management of the Screven County Development Authority and the City of Sylvania were instrumental in the decision process, and we look forward to being an active member of the local community.”
The new distribution center will be housed in a manufacturing facility that was closed in 2009, local economic development officials said.
“The former Sylvania Yarn Systems building has housed a vital part of our industry mix in Sylvania for decades, prior to being shuttered in 2009,” said Bobby Smith, chairman of the Screven County Development Authority. “It is great to see it active again and even better to see a vibrant and strong partner joining us in Screven County.”
Elk also distributes product under the Stein World, GuildMaster and Thomas Lighting brand names to name a few.
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