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Mohawk Industries to create 420 new jobs

11:41 AM, Dec 4, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Mohawk Industries plans to convert two manufacturing facilities in Dalton and Rome over the next two years.

The project will create 420 new jobs and bring about $85 million to northwest Georgia.

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Gov. Nathan Deal announced the renovations Wednesday morning.

"This expansion reflects the resilience of an industry that supplies more than half of the world's carpet and rugs," Deal said in a statement.

The facilities will be converted from yarn-spinning plants to bulk continuous filament twisting and heat setting plants. Deal said the conversions will help Georgia-based Mohawk keep up with growing demands in the flooring industry.

The company plans to begin hiring for the new positions in mid-2014.

Mohawk Industries is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Calhoun. Its CEO, Jeffrey Lorberbaum, was named to the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans for the first time in 2013.

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