The Union Recorder

May 8, 2013

Deal: Dubai company plans to build Ga. plant

The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal says a company based in Dubai plans to build a manufacturing plant in Murray County with the goal of creating 200 jobs over the next three years.

Deal said Wednesday the expansion planned by Mattex "speaks to the continued revitalization of the floor covering industry in northwest Georgia."

Mattex is headquartered in Dubai and is a leading provider of carpet backings and other textiles. The company has four facilities in the Middle East and plans to invest $60 million in its first U.S. plant. The company plans to start construction this summer and begin operations in 2014.

State officials say the company will be eligible for $7.94 million in tax incentives based on its jobs promise. The company has also been recommended for a $450,000 development grant.

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