(Group Photo From Left to Right: Left to Right: David Austin, City of Toccoa Vice Mayor; Representative Chris Erwin; Laurie Erwin; Cihan Asicioglu, Sark Wire Production Manager; Serdar Akin, Sark Wire President; Kerim Uysal, Sark Wire Toccoa Technical Vice President; County Commission Chair James Addison; Jordie Black, Field Representative for Congressman Clyde; Jennifer Clyde; US Congressman Andrew Clyde; Chairman & President of Sarkuysan, Hayrettin Cayci; Brittany Ivey, President/CEO SCDA; Chuck Wright, SCDA Treasurer; Julie Paysen, President of Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Yasar, Construction Manager of Sarkuysan; Bora Salar, Sark Wire Maintenance Manager; Billy Morse, Toccoa City Manager.)
Chairman Hayrettin Cayci of Sarkuysan, the Turkish parent company of local industry Sark Wire, was in town late last week to meet with Sark Wire’s President Serdar Akin, Sark Wire’s Technical Vice President Kerim Uysal and other key members of Sark Wire’s management team. The management team was pleased to show Chairman Sark Wire’s latest expansion. While in town Chairman Cayci hosted a group of local, state and federal leaders at the Currahee Club to give an update on Sark Wire’s continued growth at their Eastanollee facility. Since locating here in 2015 Sark Wire has completed 4 expansions. Their latest building expansion was completed earlier this year and they are still adding equipment to get their newest line to full production. When this expansion is completed, Sark will have invested an additional $5M in their local facility and created an additional 25 jobs over the next 3 years. Sark Wire currently employs 72 individuals.
Chairman Cayci shared that they plan to continue to expand, invest, and create jobs in our community for many years to come. Sark Wire’s production capacity and product variety will increase by approximately 40% in the next year.
Sark Wire is North America’s leading manufacturer of bare and tin-plated copper conductors. They serve various markets including Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, Industrial and Electric Utility, Health organizations and more. With their state-of-the-art manufacturing locations in Albany, NY and Toccoa, GA, Sark is committed to highest quality control standards and takes pride in their prestigious level of customer service. Sark Wire is able to reach any destination in the US within 24 hours or less. Sark has been serving the copper wire and cable industry with high quality copper conductors according to international standards and customer specifications with on time delivery and competitive pricing. With the new investments to be done in 2023, Sark will reach over 100 million pounds of annual copper conductor capacity.
The Stephens County Development Authority was created under the laws of the State of Georgia as a governmental entity to encourage and support the expansion and development of industrial and commercial facilities in Stephens County, Georgia so as to promote employment.