CALHOUN, GA — Surya broke ground on a 1 million square-foot warehouse and office headquarters in Cartersville, GA, bringing the home furnishings retailer one step closer to its goal of becoming a $1 billion company.

Located near the company's current U.S. headquarters, the expansion is projected to be completed by August 2015 and will add 200 jobs at the company over the next few years. Surya supplies more than 30,000 products, including accent furniture, lighting, wall decor, rugs and more.

“To optimally serve our customers, we need to not only have the best infrastructure possible for our warehousing operations and logistics but also a central location where our sales and marketing, design, creative, customer service and other teams can easily collaborate,” said President Satya Tiwari in a statement. “This expansion is beneficial on many levels and we look forward to what the future will bring as we execute on our goal to become a $1 billion company within the next ten years.”

Attendees at the Aug. 5 groundbreaking ceremony included Surya Founder Surya Tiwari, Surya President Satya Tiwari, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor and Consul General of India Ajit Kumar, along with Surya employees and members of the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development.

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