09.20.2013 Williams Mullen Helps Korona S.A. Establish $18 Million U.S. Manufacturing Facility
The Williams Mullen Economic Development team, led by Pat Gottschalk and with support from Channing Martin and Bill Benos, helped bring a candle production facility owned by Korona S.A., one of the largest producers of candles in the world, to Pulaski County, Virginia. The Poland-based company will be investing $18.3 million in the facility, which will create 170 jobs. Virginia competed against North Carolina for the project.
Korona S.A. is one of the largest producers of candles in the world. It is also a supplier of private label products for global companies and a major producer of scented candles in Europe. The company was founded in Poland in 1992, and was converted into a joint-stock company in April 2005. Korona S.A. employs about 820 employees and operates in a continuous 3-shift system, 24 hours / 7 days a week. The company's core activity is development, design, production and sale of candle products: tea lights, pillar candles and candles in glass jars in a wide range of sizes, colors and fragrances.
A press release from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is available here.