Category Archives: Chattooga

Deal: Dixie Color to Create 100 Jobs in Chattooga County

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Dixie Color, Inc., a color resin pellets manufacturing company, will create 100 jobs and invest more than $19 million in a new Dixie Specialty Fibers facility in Trion. New jobs will include production, management, supervisory, technician and administrative positions.

“Georgia offers a wealth of resources for innovative companies like Dixie Color to grow their business, including our top-ranked business climate and high-performing transportation infrastructure,” said Deal. “By establishing this new facility in Trion and utilizing the state’s highly skilled workforce, Dixie Color will have the resources necessary to meet the needs of a growing customer base. We look forward to Dixie Color’s continued investment in Georgia and appreciate the company’s commitment to creating jobs in Chattooga County.”

 Dixie Color specializes in single pigment dispersions, custom color masterbatches and plastic compounding. The Trion expansion will support the development of a new product line of polyethylene terephthalate microfiber for use in bath mats, area rugs and carpet.

“Will Dendy and I started Dixie Color in 2009 with the vision of being a full-service color supplier to the tremendous growth of the solution-dyed flooring industry,” said Lee Starks, vice president of Dixie Color. “The formation of Dixie Specialty Fibers is representative of our commitment to continue to reinvest our resources into our employees, community, and customer base. We are excited to be the first local domestic supplier of microfiber, and we are even more excited about the opportunities it will create for our existing and future employees, as well as continuing to meet our customers’ needs.”

The newly formed Dixie Specialty Fibers, Inc. will support the growing demands of the fine denier microfiber market.

“The Town of Trion is pleased to welcome Dixie Color into our community,” said Trion Mayor Larry Stansell. “We are excited that they will be the anchor tenant in our industrial park and look forward to the new opportunities that their expansion will create for the town, the county, and the region as a whole.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Regional Project Manager Stephanie Scearce represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority, the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Trion and Georgia Power.

“As a regional economic development authority, we are pleased that we were able to assist one of our existing industries in expanding their operations within our territory,” said Chairman Jeff Mullis, president and CEO of the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority. “Their expansion will result in a net gain in jobs and capital investment to our Northwest Georgia community and we look forward to working with Dixie Color as they continue to operate in Walker County and expand their presence to Chattooga County.”

“This announcement is a well-deserved win for Chattooga County,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “This region has strategic economic development assets as well as an equipped workforce that Dixie Color is sure to benefit from. Congrats to all partners involved.”

About Dixie Color

Dixie Color is a masterbatch and color concentrate manufacturer that brings polymer products to life with custom color matching. With a background of more than 40 years in the dye industry, and now almost 10 years of producing single pigments, additives and masterbatches, Dixie Color is excited to be bringing their proven track record to fine denier fiber extrusion market.

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

NORTHWEST GEORGIA RED CROSS OPENS SHELTER DUE TO FLOODING IN TRION

As water levels rise in many parts of Georgia, Northwest Georgia Red Cross volunteers mobilized to open a shelter to those seeking refuge from the high waters and flooding. The Northwest Georgia Red Cross is currently operating a shelter in Chattooga County. At the shelter there will be cots, blankets, food, beverages and comfort. “Many Georgians have never experienced flooding and  life-threatening weather ” said Jeffrey Putnam, executive director of the Northwest Georgia Red Cross, which serves, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, Whitfield and Union Counties “With this near constant rain and flooding, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to stay safe”. Red Cross shelter is located at:

Pentecostal Worship Center
116 Lake Wanda Rieta Road
Summerville, GA  30747