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Brief 2013 Joint Development Authority
Year End Overview

- 15 projects won (expansion and attraction)
- Created 2,019 direct jobs
- Injected $511.8 million of capital investment into the local economy


- Direct jobs multiply to an additional 999 indirect and induced jobs with income of $43.3 million and economic output of nearly $130.4 million
- Each new direct job supported an additional .5 job in Whitfield County. 
- Every dollar of new income generated an additional $0.40 in earnings for residents 
- Each attraction and expansion dollar generated $931 dollars in capital investment


The full Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority 2013 Annual Report will be available soon. Contact Summer Nix (nix@daltonchamber.org) for more information. 

IVC US Announces New Plant in Whitfield County

IVC US officials unveiled plans for construction of an $80 million luxury vinyl plank and tile (LVT) plant at their current site in Whitfield County. This occurs less than three years after the opening of its first American production plant in Dalton.


"Just as in 2010 when we built our sheet vinyl manufacturing facility, we again did our homework with regards to the location for our new LVT manufacturing plant," said Xavier Steyaert, co-CEO, IVC US, in a statement. "It was again the collaborative, trustworthy and business-minded approach from our state and local community leaders that convinced us to expand on our current site on IVC Drive in Dalton."


IVC plans to start the construction of the new plant this spring, with the forecast of the plant being fully operational by the first quarter of 2015. Once in operation the plant is expected to create 150 to 225 jobs over three years.


To read the full release click HERE


MFG Chemical, Inc. Receives Award for Employee Training and Engagement

MFG Chemical, Inc. has been awarded a 2013 ChemStewards ® Silver Performance Improvement Award for Employee Training and Engagement.  ChemStewards® is the health, environment, safety and security system of SOCMA, an international trade organization for the chemical industry.


In the past year MFG has increased its training efforts and increased the inclusion of chemical operators in decision making.  Chemical operators are members of all Safety Committees, Process Hazard Analysis, and Pre-Startup Safety Review teams along with plant management, engineers and chemists.

GLOBE Winner in Dalton...

 The Georgia Department of Economic Development recently announced the winners of the GLOBE (Georgia Launching Opportunities By Exporting) Awards at the International "Go Global" Reception.  Governor Deal was on hand to help the GDEcD recognize the winners who entered into a new international market in 2013.  


Congratulations to Shaw Industries for being selected as a 2013 GLOBE winner!

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