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Deal: Mannington Mills to Create More Than 200 Jobs in Gordon County

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Mannington Mills, a flooring manufacturer, will create more than 200 jobs and invest $42 million in Calhoun by 2021. Mannington Mills purchased a 78-acre site and will expand upon the company’s presence in Georgia.

“Georgia’s economic environment and skilled workforce continue to provide businesses like Mannington Mills with opportunities for growth and innovation,” said Deal. “Mannington Mills has had a large footprint in northwest Georgia for years and I am proud to see this partnership continue. This expansion is a testament to Georgia’s business-friendly environment that encourages growth by companies already located here. I applaud Mannington Mills for its investment and for creating even more high-quality manufacturing jobs in this community and we look forward to the company’s continued success in Calhoun.”

New jobs at the Calhoun site will include positions in production, management, engineering and marketing, as well as supervisory and administrative positions. The new site is located less than one mile from a current Mannington Commercial facility that employs more than 700 people in 800,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space.

“Mannington continues to experience strong growth of its business interests in Georgia, and acquisition of this site will help us accommodate and capitalize on that growth,” said Mannington President and CEO Russell Grizzle. “This purchase is another installment in Mannington’s ongoing long-term growth investment plan for Calhoun and we are very pleased to again work with the Georgia Department of Economic Development.”

Mannington Mills is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial flooring with operations in six states, as well as the U.K. and other parts of Europe.

“This community was involved in the beginning of the modern flooring industry in the United States,” said Kathy Johnson, president and CEO of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce. “Mannington has been a major partner in the growth and innovation of that industry, but more importantly, they have been a partner with our community. Mannington’s commitment and continued investment in Calhoun and Gordon County, combined with the City of Calhoun and Gordon County’s planning and foresight, has brought this new project to a successful conclusion. We believe in this partnership and are committed to doing what is necessary to enhance it.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Regional Project Manager Stephanie Scearce represented the Global Commerce Division in collaboration with the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce and North Georgia EMC, who partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

“The expansion of Mannington Mills speaks to the extensive resources northwest Georgia provides to the flooring industry,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “The company’s unwavering dedication to Calhoun is a testament to our workforce and the relationships maintained at the local and statewide level. Congrats to all partners involved.”

 About Mannington Mills

Mannington Mills, Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fine flooring. Based in Salem, New Jersey, the company manufactures residential and commercial sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl, laminate, resilient and hardwood floors. The company also manufactures commercial carpet and rubber under the Mannington Residential, Mannington Commercial, Amtico and Burke brands. For more information, visit www.mannington.com.

Deal: Complete Flooring Supply Corporation to Create 100 Jobs in Gordon County

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Complete Flooring Supply Corporation (CFS), a flooring supplier for retailers in the U.S. and Canada, will create 100 jobs and invest $30 million in Gordon County. This announcement coincides with a state leadership economic development mission in China.

“CFS’ decision to establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Gordon County is a testament to Georgia’s preeminent position for global commerce,” said Deal. “Manufacturing is a vital component of our robust and growing economy, representing approximately 10 percent of our state’s GDP. As the gateway to the Southeastern market, Georgia will provide CFS with the skilled workforce and strategic resources needed to expand its customer base and maintain its competitive edge. This latest announcement will provide greater opportunities for Georgia citizens, while bolstering our reputation as a top destination for international job creators.”

CFS imports and distributes laminate, cork, solid wood, engineered and hand-scraped flooring products. New jobs will include positions in manufacturing and operations.

“The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), especially Stella Xu and the China team, was most supportive and provided us with useful information throughout the entire site selection process,” said Bin Liu, vice president of CFS. “They helped us coordinate with partners in utility service and local government, and made sure we all worked together cohesively. We firmly believe that Georgia is a great place to do business.”

CFS’ manufacturing operations are headquartered in Shanghai, China. The company currently operates distribution centers in Georgia and California.

“We at the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to have CFS Corporation in Calhoun-Gordon County,” said Kathy Johnson, president and CEO of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce. “Their presence in the business community represents a significant investment as well as employment opportunities for the citizens of Calhoun-Gordon County.”

GDEcD Director for Greater China Region Initiatives Stella Xu represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia EMC.

“CFS’s growth in Georgia is the result of our strong relationship with the Chinese business community and overall pro-business climate,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Collaboration across all levels helps make projects like this possible, and I am thankful for our local partners as well as our international team who has worked hard throughout this process.”

Rep. Tom Graves Announces 2017 ‘County Connection’ Schedule for 14th District

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today announced the 2017 schedule for the 14th Congressional District’s County Connection Program. The County Connection Program stations members of Rep. Graves’ staff in counties across the 14th District in order to provide a personal link to Congress for Georgians who may not be able to visit the permanent district offices in Dalton and Rome.

Congressman Tom Graves

“Assisting constituents who are having problems with a federal agency is an important part of my job,” said Rep. Graves. “Whether you’re a senior citizen having trouble accessing your Social Security benefits, a veteran denied care at the VA or someone having trouble with any other federal agency or program, my staff is here to help. My staff and I will do everything we can to ensure the federal government serves you as efficiently and effectively as possible.”

Note: The counties of Floyd and Whitfield do not have County Connection days because they are home to Rep. Graves’ two permanent congressional offices that have full-time staff and are open five days per week.

The full 2017 schedule is available below:

Catoosa County
County Administrative Building
800 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
February 7, 2017
March 14, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
October 10, 2017

Chattooga County
Chattooga County Library
Meeting Room
360 Farrar Dr.
Summerville, GA 30747
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
February 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017

Dade County
Administrative Building
“Commissioners Meeting Room”
71 Case Avenue
Trenton, GA 30752
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
June 6, 2017
September 5, 2017
November 14, 2017

Gordon County (Location #1)
Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Gordon County Campus
Building 400, Room 4-103
1151 Highway 53 Spur, SW
Calhoun, GA 30701
Time: 1-3 p.m.
February 28, 2017
April 18, 2017
June 20, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 17, 2017

Gordon County (Location #2)
Fairmount City Hall
2265 Highway 411 SE
Fairmount, GA 30139
Time: 1-3 p.m.
March 21, 2017
May 16, 2017
October 3, 2017

Haralson County
Commissioners Office
Government Complex-Conference Room
155 Van Wert Street
Buchannan, GA 30113
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Dates:
February 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 23, 2017
June 20, 2017
October 24, 2017

Murray County
Courthouse Annex
121 North 4th Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Dates:
February 7, 2017
March 14, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
October 10, 2017

Paulding County
Administrative Complex
Conference Room- 2nd floor
240 Constitution Blvd.
Dallas, GA 30132
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
February 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 23, 2017
June 20, 2017
October 24, 2017

Pickens County
Hinton Volunteer Fire Department
9273 Highway 53 West
Jasper, GA 30143
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Dates:
February 28, 2017
April 18, 2017
June 20, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 17, 2017

Polk County
Cedartown Municipal Complex
City Hall-City Council Room
201 East Avenue
Cedartown, GA 30125
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Dates:
February 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017

Walker County
Courthouse Annex I
101 South Duke Street
Lafayette, GA
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Dates:
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
June 6, 2017
September 5, 2017
November 14, 2017