Skip to comments.Flooring maker could bring 2,000 jobs to state (Georgia)
Posted on 04/29/2013 5:53:56 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
A major flooring company is considering building a new factory and hiring more than 2,000 workers in northwest Georgia, an area hit hard by layoffs after the housing bust.
Two people with direct knowledge of the potential plan told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution a deal to bring the factory to Georgia is pending.
They declined to name the manufacturer, but a third person familiar with the plans said the company is Engineered Floors, founded by former Shaw Industries chief Bob Shaw.
The jobs announcement, which could come in the next two weeks, would be larger than the Baxter International bio-tech manufacturing campus planned for Social Circle, which would create 1,500 direct jobs, and Caterpillars tractor manufacturing site in Athens, set to employ another 1,400 people.
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To my knowledge, he only owns one plant in Calhoun and one in Dalton. I’m not sure that either of those sites has enough developable land left for the sort of plant that would employ 2,000 people.
I read the article after I posted that. Apparently Mr Shaw no longer with Shaw Industries. This is a venture he started after he retired. It would mean construction of a new facility. Good news for North GA
As long as not all the jobs go to “hispanics”.
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