Gov. Deal to visit Mohawk plants in Dalton, Summerville and Rome today – Rome News-Tribune: Business

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Dec

Gov. Deal to visit Mohawk plants in Dalton, Summerville and Rome today – Rome News-Tribune: Business

Underscoring the importance of hanging onto and creating jobs in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal is slated to make an appearance at the Mohawk facility on Lavender Drive in Rome around 10 a.m. today.

Mohawk announced plans for an $85 million investment in its facilities in Rome and Dalton on Wednesday, to boost its capacity to spin recycled BCF yarn.

The company plans to use $31 million to convert the Rome plant at 420 Lavender Drive, where more than 230 jobs will be retained.

The remainder will be spent on the Dalton plant, creating more than 400 jobs.

Mohawk communications representative Rachel Lea said Deal is expected to be at the Dalton plant around 8:30 a.m. He’ll fly to Summer ville around 9:30 a.m. to see an expansion that will add close to 500 jobs over the next four and a half years. The governor is expected to arrive in Rome around 10 a.m.

If inclement weather grounds the state helicopter, Deal will skip the Summerville plant and arrive in Rome around 9:45 a.m.

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