Foss Manufacturing to create 150 jobs, invest $15 million in Floyd County

PRESS RELEASE

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today New
Hampshire-based Foss Manufacturing Co. will open a manufacturing and
distribution operation in Rome in Floyd County, investing $15 million and
creating 150 new jobs over three years. Foss is an industry leader in the use
of non-woven fabrics and specialty synthetic fibers in a wide range of
environments and applications.

 

“Northwest Georgia remains a strategic
home for the textile manufacturing industry, complete with the business
environment and skilled workforce to help this industry continue its recovery
in our state,” said Deal. “I am encouraged by the commitment Foss Manufacturing
is making in Floyd County, and look forward to the contributions this company
will make to one of Georgia's major industries. I am glad to welcome Foss to
Georgia.”

 

Foss is one of the world's largest
needle-punch based manufacturers, and supports its customers' needs with
patented technology driven solutions. The company has strong relationships
with a diverse range of customers including major retailers and leading
automotive brands.

 

“We are very excited about our decision
to expand our operations and locate in Rome, and look forward to great
success,” Foss CEO AJ Nassar said.

 

At its Rome operation, Foss will
manufacture and distribute medical masks, hospital apparel and linens and
automotive and filtration products. The company will occupy the former Mohawk
building in Floyd County.

 

“It is always great news for our
community when we secure a new company with such a diverse customer base,” said
Rome Mayor Evie McNiece. “We are happy that at least 150 people will directly
benefit from this positive use of a former manufacturing building.”

 

The Georgia Department of Economic
Development partnered with the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, Rome-Floyd
County Development Authority, the Development Authority of Floyd County and the
City of Rome to bring Foss Manufacturing to Georgia. GDEcD senior project
manager Andrew Neumann managed this project on behalf of the state.

 

“Textile manufacturing stands as one of
Georgia's oldest industries, and has been a key driver of our economy for
several generations,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Cummiskey. “Foss
Manufacturing's decision to locate in Georgia is real proof of the resilience
of this manufacturing sector. This investment will positively impact Rome and
communities throughout northwest Georgia.”

(SOURCE: GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

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