Komar Brands is investing US$87m in the new facility, located in Bryan County, which is expected to create around 294 jobs.
Established in 1908, Komar Brands designs, manufactures, and distributes sleepwear, intimates, kids, and layering apparel brands. The company manages a diverse portfolio of owned, licensed, and private-label brands.
Its head office is in Jersey City and the company has distribution services in Oklahoma and California. Komar Sourcing, meanwhile, is based in Hong Kong, while the company also operates a sourcing, design and manufacturing company – Star – located in Sri Lanka.
“Komar is pleased to be partnering with Georgia to establish this new manufacturing and distribution centre, which is an important part of our strategic vision,” said Charlie Komar, president and CEO of Komar. “We are looking forward to breaking ground in the very near future and appreciate all the assistance and cooperation to make this project come to fruition.”
Komar’s new facility will be located at Interstate Centre 3, a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Certified site. To earn a GRAD programme certification, a property must undergo due diligence and complete specific certification requirements prior to a visit by a prospective business. Completing the GRAD certification programme with the Georgia Department of Economic Development is a proactive way both community planners and landowners can help catalyse economic growth and industrial development for the regions they serve.
“We’re excited to welcome a well-established company like Komar to Georgia, and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship between the company and community,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our consistent economic policy and dedication to speed-to-market solutions have made Georgia a dynamic place to grow. We’re grateful for the strong partnerships between our local communities and the Georgia Ports Authority that make doing business in Georgia easier for companies like Komar.”
Development Authority of Bryan County chairman Jon Seagraves, added: “Our staff sourced this lead at the Georgia Port Authority’s Georgia Foreign Trade Conference three years ago, and we are excited that the work done over the last several years has resulted in such a great project.”