Atlanta, GA, May 8, 2013 -- Mattex, a Dubai and Saudi Arabian carpet backings producer, will expand its operations in North Georgia by building an extrusion manufacturing plant in Murray County.
The company said it will invest $60 million and create 200 jobs over the next three years at its U.S. headquarters and its first manufacturing facility outside the Middle East.
“Mattex’s expansion speaks to the continued revitalization of the floor covering industry in northwest Georgia,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
Headquartered in Dubai, Mattex Group is manufacturer of 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 and warehouse and representative offices in Australia/New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, the U.S. and Africa. The company currently has a warehouse in Calhoun, Georgia under the brand Mattex USA.
The manufacturing plant is anticipated to be between 275,000 and 375,000 square feet. The company, which is building the facility in order to be closer to its North American markets, plans to start construction this summer and begin operations in 2014.