Several officials from Dicon Industries came down for a visit in Bryan County this week.
Before they headed back to New Jersey, the location of the company’s headquarters, they sat down to get to know members of the Bryan County Development Authority a little better on Friday.
"We are very happy things are moving quickly," Dicon President and CEO Wayne Celia said. "Bryan County and all of Georgia has had such a can-do attitude about our transition. This lends itself to how we feel about the area."
Celia said they accomplished a lot while they were in Bryan County this week, visiting their new site in the Bryan County Interstate Centre industrial park and learning more about the area.
"We want to make this endeavor prosperous for the community and the people who live here – everyone should share in the success," he said. "We hope to be a model example and a showcase of what you’re doing and working to accomplish in the Development Authority and industrial park."
Celia’s son, Wayne Jr., coordinating supervisor for the project, said the company is currently accepting resumes through the Georgia Department of Labor.
"The DOL has received 97 resumes from interested applicants in the past week," Celia said. "It’s incredible how much interest there’s been already."
Dicon is looking to hire a handful of new employees this summer, to be trained and ready by the time the new building opens in Bryan County in December. At that time, they’ll be hiring another handful of people to get things up and running and will continue hiring in 2009. They are expected to employ 88 new staff to start with and an additional 100 employees over the next five years.
The Savannah branch of the Department of Labor is located on White Bluff Road and can be reached at 356-2773, where interested applicants can ask for more information about Dicon; or visit the main website at www.dol.state.ga.us.
Other representatives who visited Bryan County this week were Dicon Chairman Sam Ginsberg, Quality Assurance representative Jeff Petrucelli, Vice President of Product Development Michael Derr and Operations Manager Sally Singh.