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Engineered Floors Expands in Dalton
1,200 new jobs and $350 million investment for Whitfield County


Carpet maker Engineered Floors LLC will spend $450 million over five years to build new facilities in Whitfield and Murray counties. Paperwork was signed by the Joint Development Authority board in late July completing the expansion deal.


Approximately $350 million will be invested in the new operation along with the creation of 1,200 jobs in south Whitfield County along Interstate 75. Another plant will be built in Murray County.


The company makes stain-resistant and colorfast PureColor next-generation solution dyed polyester fiber with SoilShielf for residential replacement and multifamily housing carpeting.

Upcoming OSHA Seminars
Free seminars offered next month in Atlanta

In late September, there will be a number of free seminars offered by the Georgia Tech Research Institute. The topics and dates are listed below:


Monday, 9/23: Special Topics in Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene (9am-4pm)


Tuesday, 9/24: General Industry Safety and Health Seminar (9am-4pm)


Wednesday, 9/25: Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding (9am-4pm)


Wednesday 9/25:   OSHA Compliance for Temp Agencies and Host Employers (9a-4p @ GTRI). This seminar would be relevant to any company that utilizes temporary workers.  There are often a lot of misunderstandings with regard to OSHA's host employer requirements.


Thursday, 9/26: Construction Safety and Health Seminar (9am-4pm)


Friday, 9/27: Introduction to Emergency Planning (~8:30a-12:30p)


Friday, 9/27Ergonomics and the Control of Musculoskeletal Disorders (~1p-5p)


All of the courses are FREE (including free parking at the GTRI Conference Center), and CEUs and participation certificates are provided for attendees.


For registration and/or more information, please contact Sarah Day at GTRI: sarah.day@gtri.gatech.edu or 404-407-7431.


Course Location:

GTRI Conference Center

250 14th Street, NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Funding Opportunity

Have you experienced a 5% or more decline in sales and employment due to import competition? 

If so, did you know that you may qualify for up to $75,000 in funding? Based on need and the firms' ability to match the award, this grant allows the Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (SETAAC) to work with manufacturers on projects around strategic marketing, target market identification, lean manufacturing, website design, production system innovation, and more.


Apply today or email Tracy Cole. 

Registration Open for Chamber Golf Tournament
September 16 at The Farm Golf Club

Join the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce for the 4th Annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. with a delicious cookout lunch at noon on the patio at the clubhouse.


Tournament takes place on Monday, September 17 at The Farm Golf Club. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, please contact Beth Morrison at 706-712-0949 or morrison@daltonchamber.org.

Next Generation Manufacturing Conference
September 17 in Atlanta

Join the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership at Georgia Tech for the 3rd annual Next Generation Manufacturing Conference. Registration is $99 and is now open. At the conference, you will hear from four Georgia manufacturers on how their company has embraced innovation and technology. Also you will hear from Chart Industries as they present their findings on implementing an innovation management process into their company. Seating is limited (2011 and 2012 conferences sold out). Reserve your seat today.

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