Investing $60 million and creating 200 jobs over the next three years, Mattex Group, a Dubai and Saudi Arabian carpet backings producer, will expand its operations in Georgia by building an extrusion manufacturing plant.
This is the company’s first manufacturing facility outside the Middle East.
“Mattex’s expansion speaks to the continued revitalization of the floor covering industry in northwest Georgia,” said Gov. Nathan Deal 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.”
Headquartered in Dubai, Mattex Group is a leading provider for polyolefin-based textiles, developing and producing primary and secondary carpet backings, artificial grass backings, and woven and nonwoven geotextiles. The company has four production facilities in the Middle East.
"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 manufacturing plant is anticipated to be between 275,000 and 375,000 square feet and will be operational in 2014.
“This plant is a first step. We can truly say Mattex Group is coming to America!” said Barclay Payne, general manager of Mattex USA. “This milestone would never have happened without the support of our North American customer base. We are truly thankful for their support.”