Engineered Floors plans to create 2,000 new jobs in Northwest Georgia during the next five years, building at least one new carpet factory in Whitfield County, bringing some much-needed good news to an area hit hard since 2008 when the recession began.
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#1 May 2, 2013
This is terrific news. Looks like all of those financial incentives(taxpayer's dollars) the city, county and state doled out to attract that elusive diverse industry, have really paid off big - 2000 more menial textile jobs for non-English speakers and their bilingual handlers. Brace yourselves for the next influx of opportunists - good news travels fast...
#2 May 4, 2013
From what I read it will be 4 or 5 years out. The way things are today most people can't make plans for tomorrow. Not to mention 4 or 5 years out. I agree he did get tons of tax breaks and other incentives. By ever account that I have hears carpet industry is a dying industry within the United States. Oh well time will tell.....
#3 May 4, 2013
If Dalton had a functioning newspaper, instead of presenting this as happy news, they would question why local government, with the utmost urgency, spent millions on an industrial park under the auspices of attracting non-carpet related industries. On top of this, they committed millions more in incentives, only to end up with yet, another carpet mill. All of this with millions of square feet of empty industrial buildings all over Dalton. The demographics necessary to facilitate the carpet industry, serve to perpetuate only the carpet industry. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig...
#4 May 5, 2013
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