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Mohawk Industries creating hundreds of jobs in Dalton, Rome

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

More than 400 new manufacturing jobs are coming to the North Georgia area.

Governor Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Mohawk Industries will convert two manufacturing facilities in Dalton and Rome, bringing 420 jobs.

The conversion will cost an estimated $85 million over the next two years.

"Mohawk's expansion in Georgia underscores how a premier flooring manufacturer helps Georgia's entire floor covering industry remain competitive," said Deal. "Mohawk's presence here has been a magnet for flooring suppliers and customers, and this expansion reflects the resilience of an industry that supplies more than half of the world's carpet and rugs."

Mohawk will convert the facilities from  yarn spinning plants to bulk continuous filament (BCF) twisting and heat setting plants in order to meet a growing demand.

Not only will the move create 420 new jobs, but it will also preserve 230 existent positions at the Rome facility.

The hiring process is set to begin next year.

"These major investments in Dalton and Rome – in addition to the company's previously announced Summerville project – will create or retain more than 1,000 excellent jobs across the region. We anticipate that these expansions will begin operation in 2014. We are grateful to our local, regional and state partners for their support of these expansions and for sharing our commitment to build a brighter future for northwest Georgia," says Joe Yarbrough, Mohawk's senior vice president of advanced manufacturing engineering.

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