Apparel company invests $87 million in new Georgia facility

ATLANTA – A global apparel company, Komar Brands, will invest $87 million in a new facility in Bryan County, Georgia.

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Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced that Komar Brands, a global apparel company, will create 294 new jobs and invest $87 million in a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Bryan County.

“Georgia’s world-class ports and infrastructure are a key reason companies are choosing to relocate to this #1 state,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “You can really do anything from here and reach markets all over the world. I look forward to both Komar’s success in Georgia and the opportunities they will bring to the hard working people of Bryan County.”

Founded in 1908, Komar is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of nightwear, underwear, children’s and layering clothing. The company manages a diverse portfolio of owned, licensed and private labels. Those interested can find out more about Komar at www.komarbrands.com/careers.

“Komar is excited to partner with Georgia to build this new manufacturing and distribution center, which is an important part of our strategic vision,” said Charlie Komar, President and CEO of Komar. “We look forward to breaking ground in the near future and appreciate the support and collaboration to make this project a reality.”

Komar’s new facility will be located at Interstate Center 3, a location certified by Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD). In order to receive a GRAD program certification, a company must undergo due diligence and meet certain certification requirements before being visited by a prospective company. Completing the GRAD certification program with the Georgia Department of Economic Development is a proactive way that both community planners and landowners can help foster economic growth and industrial development for the regions in which they operate.

“Komar is a welcome addition to our existing Bryan County industrial base,” said Bryan County Development Commissioner Jon Seagraves. “Our staff found this clue at the Georgia Port Authority’s Georgia Foreign Trade Conference three years ago, and we’re pleased that the work of the past few years has resulted in such a great project.”

Regional Project Manager Dorie Bacon represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with the Development Authority of Bryan County, Georgia Ports Authority and Georgia Quick Start.

“We are pleased to welcome an established company like Komar to Georgia and we look forward to a long lasting relationship between the company and the community,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our consistent economic policies and commitment to bringing solutions to market quickly have made Georgia a dynamic place for growth. We are grateful for the strong partnerships between our local communities and the Georgia Ports Authority, which make it easier for companies like Komar to do business in Georgia.”

About Komar
Founded in 1908, Komar is a global apparel products company specializing in the design, marketing, sourcing and distribution of sleepwear, loungewear, lingerie and layering products. The Company is an industry leader in a variety of competitive retail categories. Komar is proud to represent more than 100 lifestyle brands and franchises through its retail partners, sold at all prices worldwide. Visit www.komarbrands.com for more information.

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