Deal: Belgian textile company to create 350 jobs in Bartow

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 10.07.27 AMThe following press release from the Governor’s office details the new manufacturing facility that will be in Cartersville. Great news for Bartow County and the 14th District!

Beaulieu International Group to establish U.S. headquarters, manufacturing facility in Cartersville

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Belgium-based Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) will establish its U.S. headquarters and create 350 jobs in Cartersville over the next five years.

“My recent economic development mission allowed for our state to strengthen relationships in the global marketplace, expanding Georgia’s international presence and increasing opportunities for our economy to grow,” said Deal. “It was a pleasure to meet with officials from B.I.G. during my time in Belgium and to celebrate our partnership with this leading global company. Not only does this project have huge implications for the surrounding region, but the company’s success in Georgia will attract other suppliers to the area. Our state continues to be the No. 1 most competitive state for business, and it is projects like this that underscore the strength of our pro-business climate.”

The plant will be constructed on 120 acres of land, previously owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. In the first phase, the B.I.G. manufacturing campus will design and produce 47 million square yards of cushion vinyl for commercial and residential application.

“We are experiencing growth across the globe for finished floorcoverings,” said Geert Roelens, CEO, Beaulieu International Group. “Our new plant in Cartersville will significantly increase our production and enable us to better supply the U.S. market. We greatly appreciate the state and local authorities in Georgia who supported this project.”

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Congratulations to Governor Deal and our local leaders – Mayor Santini, Commissioner Taylor, and others. Their hard work does not go unnoticed and we appreciate everything they do for our community.

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