Category Archives: Gordon

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

Caution Urged in Vicinity of Gordon County Wildfire

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is working with partner agencies to contain a fire that is burning in Gordon County near Talking Rock and the Carters Lake area. The fire was reported on July 7 as a possible lightning strike and has grown to approximately 150 acres along the Gordon/Gilmer County line, close to Oakman,

Ga. Georgia Forestry Commission personnel on the scene say smoke from the fire may impact area residents and Georgia State Highways 136 and 411. The fire is burning in dry, tornado-damaged forests that have steep, rocky terrain. More than 20 GFC firefighters are responding to the blaze, along with personnel from the Gordon County Fire Department, US Forest Service, and the Georgia State Patrol, whose helicopters are assisting with water drops. The Corps of Engineers, Georgia Emergency Management Homeland Security Agency, Gordon County EMA and Talking Rock Resort are assisting in the suppression effort.

Residents and drivers in the area are urged to use caution on highways near the fire and to stay aware of further developments and notifications from local authorities.

For more information about services of the Georgia Forestry Commission, visit GaTrees.org.