2nd Beaulieu plant closing in Dalton; 150 jobs could be lost
DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY (WRCB)-- For a second time in nearly two weeks, officials with Beaulieu of America say another Dalton plant is shutting its doors.
Friday, officials with the carpet producer announced the Dalton Model Plant will close January 2, 2012, which could leave about 150 workers without a job.
"This is regrettable but necessary in the face of a continued sluggish economy and reduced carpet demand," President and CEO Ralph Boe says. "These two closures (Riverbend and Model) will allow our remaining tufting mills to operate on a more efficient basis."
The tufting and dying operations at the plant will be phased-out over the next two months, and moved to other Beaulieu facilities.
Boe says Beaulieu will make every effort to offer Model Plant associates other opportunities within the company.
On October 22nd, the company announced its Riverbend facility will close, and could leave as many as 170 employees without a job.
The Model Plant has been operating in the northwest Georgia city since 1989.