CFL to Invest $70M in New Manufacturing Facility in Calhoun, GA
Calhoun, GA, June 25, 2020-Creative Flooring Solutions (CFL)--a manufacturer of laminate, wood and luxury vinyl--will create 300 jobs and invest more than $70 million in a new manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Georgia.
Founded in Shanghai in 2004, CFL employs 3,500 at three factories, multiple offices, and distribution centers around the world.
Thomas Baert, co-owner and president of CFL, stated “This marks a next step in our plan to become a global company, and we are looking forward to contributing to the economic wellbeing of the community in Calhoun, Gordon County, and Georgia.”
“The CFL factory and showrooms in Calhoun will drastically increase convenience of working with our partners and distributors,” said Tom Van Poyer, CFL co-owner and CEO. “Being able to supply products produced in the United States will allow us not only to sustain our leadership position in product design and product innovation, but also create a platform allowing second-to-none service through reduced delivery times.”
CFL is a global player manufacture in the flooring market industry. It has over 130 stores in China and 25 in Taiwan, selling under the Lamett name in 50 countries around the world. In the U.S., CFL’s primary focus is selling through wholesale distribution to major national accounts and on an OEM basis to other big flooring brands. Baert is a Belgium industrialist who got started in the flooring business working for Carl Bouckaert at Beaulieu at age 22.
CFL will locate to a newly constructed 252,000-square-foot facility at 3576 US Highway 41 in Calhoun, with plans to build another 250,000 square feet in the near future.