Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:27 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
ROME, Ga. (AP) — A company that makes synthetic yarns for carpets and automotive uses will invest $30 million to expand a northwest Georgia factory over the next five years, adding 40 jobs. Integrated Fiber Solutions says it will build a new factory next door to its current Rome plant to meet growing demand. The company now has 300 employees in Rome and 300 more in Dalton and Lafayette. Missy Kendrick of the Rome/Floyd County Development Authority says construction is expected to begin in March and finish before year's end. She says new workers will make $14.50 an hour, on average. Rome and Floyd County intend to offer property tax breaks worth $2 million. The company could claim state income tax credits worth $500,000.