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Shaw intends to reopen Gordon county carpet facility

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Apr '10
Last spring brought an apprehension with it for the Gordon County officials as the Shaw Industries plant, pulled down its shutters, rendering over 390 people jobless. The County based in the south of Dalton had already been badly affected by downturn of the floor covering industry.

But now, as the company as a part of its “Project Renew” intends to reopen the plant and it is believed that over 75 percent of the jobs would be restored.

It is supposed that the Gordon County Board of Commissioners, City of Calhoun and the Development Authority of Gordon County would shortly deliberate with Shaw Industries on a stimulus agreement.

In order to refurbish the old yarn plant, the company, which is a leading broadloom carpet manufacturer the world over, is to incur an expenditure of $32 million. The amount will be spent mainly for acquiring new equipments.

As the plant restarts, initially it is expected to generate over 175 jobs and if this turns out to be a success, there are possibilities that another 125 jobs will be added.

Real and personal property tax abatements have been approved for Shaw Industries, for next five years, which the industry will have to repay at the end of the period.

Mohawk Industries, which is world's leading floor covering company, is also based in the Gordon County. This industry too has been hit hard by the national economic slump. According to Long, if such incentives are offered then it would help to revive the economy of the county.

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