Mannington Cuts Ribbon on New LVT Finishing Plant in Madison, Georgia
Madison, GA, May 13, 2016 – Mannington Mills held a ribbon cutting celebration at its new LVT finishing plant yesterday in Madison, Georgia. This facility, which has been in operation for two months now, is the third major LVT investment in Madison, Georgia since Mannington bought Amtico in 2012.
This event coincided with Mannington’s board of directors meeting and annual shareholders meeting. As part of the ceremony, Mannington’s chairman, Keith Campbell, surrounded by family members who are also shareholders, cut the ceremonious ribbon.
This finishing facility is adjacent to LVT manufacturing facility, which was built by Amtico in 1998 but has been expanded twice by Mannington in the last two years. LVT slabs are converted at this facility into either running line products or custom orders depending on the need. This operation also adds the click profile for those products that are sold to be installed as a floating floor.
Mannington now employs over 400 manufacturing workers in Madison, Georgia, which makes up 30% of the county’s manufacturing jobs. This is now Mannington’s third largest operation in the U.S. behind its headquarter location in Salem, New Jersey and its Mannington Commercial operation in Calhoun, Georgia.
In a gesture to further accentuate its commitment to the region, Keith Campbell donated a $75,000 check to a new Zoo and Safari Park that is in the early stages of construction and a $50,000 check to the county hospital to go toward a new emergency room.
In Campbell’s comments to the crowd, he pointed out that these new jobs to produce LVT used to be outsourced to China.
Russell Grizzle, CEO of Mannington Mills, also spoke at the event, noting that the company’s “… lvt investment in Madison, Georgia is the single largest organic project in the history of Mannington.”
As stated in the February issue of Floor Focus magazine, LVT sales grew 11.1% to $849 million in 2015 making it the fastest growing category in the flooring business. Mannington, which is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year, is the market share leader in the commercial sector of the LVT business.
Photo: Key family members on the front row with Keith Campbell are (L to R): Jeanne Campbell; Laura Campbell, Keith’s sister; Buffy Campbell, Keith’s mom; Keith Campbell; Shirley Campbell, Keith’s wife; Joan Eliot, Keith’s sister and Zack’s mom; Carolyn Brown, Keith’s sister; Zack Zehner, Keith’s nephew and appointed 5th generation leader; and Martin Brown.
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