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Manufacturing Plant & 200 Jobs for Murray County

By Chip Rogers Posted May 8, 2013 3:46pm (EDT)
Murray County will be home to the first Mattex Plant outside the Middle East

Murray County will be home to the first Mattex Plant outside the Middle East


Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Dubai-based Mattex Corporation will build a manufacturing plant and employ up to 200 people at a location in Murray County.

Mattex specializes in creating carpet backing material.

This will be the company’s first location outside the Middle East.

According to a news release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, “Mattex’s expansion speaks to the continued revitalization of the floor covering industry in northwest Georgia,” said Deal. “Georgia’s rich history in the industry, skilled talent and workforce training foster the ideal business environment for companies in this industry to succeed.”

"Our mission to be the ‘preferred global partner of choice’ led us to build a state-of-the-art carpet-backing facility in North Georgia as the next logical step for better servicing our current customer base,” said Luc Blommaert, CEO of Mattex Group.“The period we’ve been operating out of our existing distribution center can be referred to as our engagement period. Now it’s time to get married, so we are building a plant. This is the Group’s fifth expansion. The choice of North Georgia was easy: The available business assets spoke for themselves, and after careful consideration we decided to build and grow in and with Murray County.”

The manufacturing plant is anticipated to be between 275,000 and 375,000 square feet. The company, which is building the facility in order to be closer to its North American markets, plans to start construction this summer and begin operations in 2014.

For more information about a career with Mattex click HERE

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