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Mannington expands in Calhoun with $24-million investment, 200 new jobs

Posted: Aug 09, 2018 11:20 AM Updated:
CALHOUN, GORDON COUNTY -

A new floor manufacturer's expansion will bring new jobs to Gordon County.

Mannington Mills, a rubber flooring manufacturer, will produce their self-branded products as well as the Burke brand at their new facility in Calhoun.

The $24 million dollar investment will bring nearly 200 new jobs for the Calhoun location. Mannington is based in San Jose, CA.

“Due to continued growth of the rubber business, we have become constrained in the current manufacturing footprint there,” said Bob Pitman, president of Burke Industries.

Pitman told Floor Trends magazine that “The new Calhoun plant will allow us to effectively serve our customers and support anticipated growth in the business. Our custom process and environmental products divisions will remain in San Jose.”

The 78-acre site will be located near the Mannington Commercial facility in Calhoun, and is expected to be in full operation by January of 2019.

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