DALTON, GA (WRCB) -- In a statement Wednesday, U.S. Representative Tom Graves confirmed Engineered Floors will be bringing 2,400 jobs to Northwest Georgia.

The flooring company will invest $450 million and create 2,400 jobs over the next five years.
Two plants will be built in Murray County and Whitfield County.

A source close to the Shaw family told Channel 3 Tuesday, a plan has been in the works for the past several months, for the company to expand yet again, adding a new product line.

Retired Shaw Industries chief, Bob Shaw, formed Engineered Floors in 2009. It started in Calhoun then expanded to Dalton in 2011.

"The expansion of Engineered Floors is uplifting news for Northwest Georgians, who have persevered through the recent years of economic hardship. Many families will be relieved to hear about the thousands of new job opportunities, and we're all proud to see Dalton and the surrounding area remain the Carpet Capitol of the World. I thank Governor Deal, the General Assembly and the local community for working together on pro-growth policies that keep Georgia business-friendly and allow us to compete nationally and globally," says Graves.

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