Flooring Company To Bring 2,400 Jobs To Northwest Georgia

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said Wednesday that new carpet plants employing 2,400 people are set to be built in Whitfield County and Murray County, WSB-TV reported.

He said former Shaw Industries president Bob Shaw plans to spend $450 million on the new facilities for his Engineered Floors firm.

The Whitfield County plan is to have 1,000 jobs and the Murray County plant 1,400, it was stated.

Engineered Floors was started in Calhoun, Ga., by Mr. Shaw, who retired in 2005.  The company has plants in Calhoun and Dalton.

Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.-14) said, “The expansion of Engineered Floors is uplifting news for Northwest Georgians, who have persevered through the recent years of economic hardship. Many families will be relieved to hear about the thousands of new job opportunities, and we’re all proud to see Dalton and the surrounding area remain the Carpet Capitol of the World. I thank Governor Deal, the General Assembly and the local community for working together on pro-growth policies that keep Georgia business-friendly and allow us to compete nationally and globally.”

 


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