Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that SILON, a leading producer of technical compounds and polyester staple fibers, will create more than 20 jobs and invest $20 million in a new Peachtree City facility.
“Georgia’s top-ranked business environment continues to attract international firms like SILON to our state,” said Deal. “In choosing Fayette County for this facility, SILON will find the logistics infrastructure and well-trained workforce necessary to support customers in a range of industries. I’m pleased to welcome SILON to the growing number of international companies creating jobs for Georgians and investing in our communities.”
The facility will be used for manufacturing, warehousing and storage purposes. The newly created jobs include positions in engineering, management and production.
“SILON is thrilled to open a new production site here in the U.S.,” said Dr. Wolfgang Riediger, CEO of SILON LLC. “This will bring us one step closer to our U.S. customers so we can better suit their needs.”
Headquartered in the Czech Republic, SILON produces and sells polyolefin-based performance compounds and polyester fibers for use in the construction, automotive, and medical industries, among others.
“On behalf of Peachtree City, I am so pleased to welcome SILON to our industrial park,” said Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch. “Peachtree City’s many industries play a vital role in making this great community, and we appreciate the investment SILON is making here.We look forward to working with SILON as they expand their business in our wonderful city.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Project Manager Joseph Huntemann represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA).
“The Fayette County Development Authority is pleased to partner with SILON to assist in its location in Peachtree City and Fayette County,” said FCDA Chairman Darryl Hicks. “SILON will be a great asset for our community, both from the job perspective and for the capital investment they will add to our economy. In addition, we look forward to the cultural experiences that will be exchanged as a result of this international company’s addition to our family.”
“We are excited to welcome SILON to Georgia, as they join a league of elite companies with manufacturing operations in the state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We’ve become a global destination for international companies who are looking to drive innovation and expand their global footprint. I look forward to the success SILON will see in Peachtree City.”
SILON was founded in 1950 as a state-owned company near Tábor, Czech Republic, and is now one of the top producers of polyester fibers and polyolefin-based compounds in Europe. SILON specializes in tailor-made solutions, creating products with very specific properties for a wide range of applications.