Economic Development Around the State

News in Adairsville, Newnan, Macon and more.
Economic Development Graphic
Graphic by Penny R. Alligood

Adairsville Flooring: Chinese company GreenView Floors International Inc., which makes vinyl and laminate flooring, is opening its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Bartow County. The $26-million investment will create 238 jobs.

Newnan Consolidation: Goodyear is consolidating its Metro Atlanta facilities into a 1.5-million-square-foot distribution and warehouse facility in Coweta County. The $140-million investment will bring 250 jobs.

Macon Expansion: Irving Tissue, which opened its new facility in Macon last year, is already expanding. The $400-million phase 2 will add 150 new jobs.

Biodegradable Plastic: Zummit Plastics, which makes biodegradable plastic stretch film, is opening a facility in Columbus. The $25-million investment will create 50 new jobs.

Spalding Co. Auto: Japanese auto parts manufacturer Mitsui Kinzoku Die-Casting Technology America Inc. is building a $20-million facility in Griffin that will create 30 jobs.

Rome Recycling: Marglen Industries is expanding its operations in Floyd County by 20,000 square feet to recycle polyester textile waste. The $17-million investment will add 20 jobs.

Columbus Call Center: First Credit Services, which manages call center operations for other companies, is expanding its Columbus office. The $2-million facility will add 155 jobs.

Software Jobs: Canadian Java-based Agile software development company Rangle is opening a center in Fulton County, creating 30 jobs.

Savannah IT: Dalton-based Inventure IT is expanding in Savannah, with plans to add 30 positions over the next two to three years.

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