Vinyl plant brings opportunities to US County
A Belgian vinyl flooring company has opened new headquarters in America after state and local officials spent months hoping to bring the manufacturing plant to Whitfield County.
The 520,000 square foot IVC vinyl plant represents new hope for the community where jobs can be difficult to find during the financial recession.
Dalton and Whitfield County had also suffered when the carpet industry in the area suffered as a result of the recession.
Fortunately with a vinyl floor manufacturing facility it is more hopeful because the cheap floor covering is a great value option when trying to save money.
The entire project took just over a year to complete and around $75 million are thought to have been invested in the new headquarters.
IVC is well known within the vinyl flooring industry for having the longest vinyl flooring production line in the world and is currently planning to employ more staff for the plant.
Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor, Casey Cagle, attended the official opening and said: “Government doesn’t create jobs – it creates the right opportunities for businesses.”
The IVC Group has bases in Luxemburg, California and Russia as well as the head office, production unit and customer showroom in Belgium.