European company to bring 150 jobs, build U.S. headquarters in Dublin

European company to bring 150 jobs, build U.S. headquarters in Dublin

A European company that makes fiberglass products plans to build its U.S. headquarters in Laurens County.
DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - More jobs are headed to Dublin. A European company that makes fiberglass products plans to build it's U.S. headquarters in Laurens County.

It will equal a 20-million dollar investment  and will bring 150 jobs to the area. The company is called Valmiera Glass and is based in Latvia.

"It's a great day for Georgia!" says Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as he announced the Valmiera Glass Plant will be opening in Dublin.

The glass company will be bringing more than 150 jobs to Middle Georgia and plans to spend nearly 20-million dollars over the next five years. 

"This is an example of the fact that Georgia is being recognized as the best place in the country in which to do business and we believe this is the first time, that a company from a country that is formerly a part of the old Soviet Union has actually come to our state and maybe even to the entire southern part of the United States, " says Gov. Deal.

City and county officials wore green blazers, in support of the company's new economic development project coming to Dublin.

"We're very please to have Valmiera Glass come here to Dublin in Laurens County," added Gov. Deal. "They are going be a great addition to the job opportunities here in the community," added Deal.

Preiss Daimer owns Valmiera.  He says when he started the company he never thought it would have worldwide success.
He's convinced Dublin is a good fit for his company.

"Because of it's leadership and the people," says Daimer.

Roderic Joyner is the first employee hired by Valmiera glass plant. Joyner is Valmiera"s Chief Operating Officer. He says the company is looking to hire people with technical skills.

"First we have to hire people to be supervisors," says Joyner. "They have to have mathematical skills and leadership skills. Because, we will be sending them to Latvia to be trained."

Construction crews have already started clearing 25 acres at the future site of Valmiera Glass Plant.


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