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International textile company breaks ground in Screven County

SCREVEN CO., GA (WTOC) -

Hundreds of textile plants left the U.S. in the 1990s to go overseas.

Now, an international textile company will bring a plant stateside.

The company broke ground right outside of Sylvania on Monday.

Construction will start in a few weeks on Screven County's newest industry.

Owners of the company broke ground on a new textile plant that will bring 250 jobs to the area. They said Screven County had what they needed for their $70 million investment.

"We require the raw material of cotton," said Chairman Vinod Pittie. "Screven County and South Georgia has cotton farming and cotton is available. That was number one."

The second factor was the short haul to the Port of Savannah because they'll export their fabrics. Pittie thinks more companies will follow them to America, particularly South Georgia.

"He expects other businesses to follow them here by the example that he's setting," said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. "It is good news on the manufacturing front. It's good news on the textile manufacturing front.

They expect to open production in January 2016.

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