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Carpet manufacturer Shaw Industries to create 500 jobs in North Georgia

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Shaw Industries will build a new facility in Bartow County to manufacture modular carpet tiles, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday.

The company is expected to make an $85 million investment in Georgia and create 500 new jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.

"The steady comeback of the floor covering industry in North Georgia continues to reflect the resurgence of the global economy," Deal said in the release.

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