Business Round-Up: $80M Sagebrook Home facility coming to Berkeley Co. | Community News

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According to a news release from the Governor’s Office, Sagebrook Home, a global home decor brand, has announced plans to set up a business in Berkeley County.

The company’s $ 80 million investment is expected to create 117 new jobs.

According to a news release, Sagebrook Home was founded in 2015. Its portfolio includes over 10,000 products including furniture, accessories, wall art, garden decorations and lighting.

“Berkeley County is proud to welcome Sagebrook Home to our community,” Berkeley County supervisor Johnny Crib said in a release. “This industry effort is evidence that Berkeley County continues to shine as a bright beacon for industry growth.”

The site will be located at 574 Trade Center Parkway in Summerville. Sagebrook Home’s Berkeley County facility will serve as a state-of-the-art distribution center of 500,000 square feet for the decoration and wholesale of the company’s homes.

It is scheduled to open by May of this year.

Thai restaurant opens in Summerville

A local couple has opened a new restaurant in the Summerville-Goose Creek area.

Owner Sirinna Caouette and her husband, General Manager Gary Caouette, used the grand opening of Sirinna’s Thai Kitchen at 881 St. James Ave. to introduce Thai culture to visitors. The officially opened ribbon cut was held on April 23, and a traditional Thai dance show including cultural songs was held.

Gary is a veteran who has spent 20 years in the Army. Sirinna is from Thailand and has been in the United States for nine years.

Authentic dishes on the menu include sweet rice mango, chicken curry puffs, Thai boat noodle soup, spring rolls and dumplings.

Sirinna’s Thai Kitchen is open daily from 11am to 8pm.

Approved by Dochester Development Director

John Trulac, Director of Economic Development, Dorchester County, has been named one of the Top 50 Economic Developers in North America by Consultant Connect, the county reports.

Truluck started with DCED in 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in economic development. Under the direction of Trulac, county officials said efforts to recruit and expand the Dorchester County industry have resulted in approximately 3,500 jobs and more than $ 800 million in capital investment.

Truluck also led the establishment of Advance Dorchester, a 501 (c) 3 legal entity that enables the county’s Department of Economic Development to act as a public-private partnership. With the goal of strengthening the county’s competitiveness within the region, Advance Dorchester is raising funds from private sector investors.

Truluck’s education and qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Carolina. He is a South Carolina Certified Economic Developer (SCCED) and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Institute for Economic Development and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Basic Economic Development Program.

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