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Wacker unveils Dalton facility for carpet industry

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John Tacca, vice president of Wacker Polymers, walks through the facility's new lab. Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press John Tacca, vice president of Wacker Polymers, walks through the facility's new lab. Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press

DALTON, GA (Times Free Press) --  The carpet industry is growing again, and the increased demand for the chemicals that supply the Carpet Capital's tufting mills has drawn new investment to Georgia.

Wacker Polymers, a subsidiary of Germany-based Wacker Chemie AG, on Tuesday unveiled its research and technical training facility here. The German chemical giant is hustling to supply enough binding products and technical expertise to satisfy local carpet manufacturers, and sees its new facility as a way to reach out to customers.

"If you're going to be in the carpet business in Dalton, you have to be in Dalton," said John McClurken, technical manager at Wacker's new facility.

While Wacker won't be manufacturing its binding agents in Dalton in the near term, the company will run its research, service and training operations there. Wacker Polymers did not disclose the size of its newest investment in the state of Georgia, though it is a tiny fraction of the $2 billion another division of Wacker is making to build a polysilicon production plant near Charleston, TN..

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