Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 19, 2014

Daniels Company president: No changes planned for Bluefield operation

By CHARLES OWENS
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — The president of the Daniels Company said Tuesday that no changes are planned for the company’s Bluefield operation, and that no Bluefield employees will be relocating to North Carolina.

It was announced last week that the Daniels Company, a member of the GT Global Family that has operated in Bluefield for more than 55 years, was opening a new office in Charlotte, N.C. However, the new office in Charlotte will only handle international sales, Surendra Jain, president of the Daniels Company, said.

Jain said no changes are planned for the Bluefield operation.

“We will continue to do business from here,” Jain said of the Bluefield facility. “The Charlotte office will assist us in future expansion. But we are not going to reduce any business activity in Bluefield.”

Jain said an incorrect Internet report from the Charlotte Chamber that suggested employees from Bluefield would be relocating to the new Charlotte site is being corrected.

“No Bluefield employees are moving to the Charlotte location, and there are no current plans to do that,” Jain said.

The Daniels Company moved from Indiana, Pa., to Bluefield in 1960. The Beijing Guohua Technology Group recently purchased the Fairview Office building located in SouthPark, a high-end Charlotte area business park for the new office.

 The Charlotte Chamber said last week that GT could bring as many as 60 employees to the Charlotte area.

— Contact Charles Owens at cowens@bdtonline.com