Foss Manufacturing To Open Facility In Rome, Ga., Create 150 Jobs
The new operation - which will be housed in a former Mohawk Industries building - will include the manufacture and distribution of medical products such as masks, hospital apparel and linens; as well as other products for automotive and filtration applications. The company reports that the facility will enable it to speed delivery of those products to its customers in the region, noting that those customers often require very quick delivery of customized orders.
"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 Georgia Gov. Nathan 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."
In addition to establishing the new operation in Georgia, Foss has been expanding its operations at its facility in Hampton. Since the beginning of this year, the company has installed two new production lines and added 60 jobs at that plant, and currently is adding another two production lines that will employ 50 to 60 additional workers within the next six months.
"This is an exciting time for Foss," said A.J. Nassar, CEO, Foss Manufacturing. "We are experiencing growth in all areas. Much of this growth is being driven by our talented research and development team located in our Hampton, New Hampshire, headquarters. Over the next 12 months, we will be introducing new products and technologies enabling us to expand manufacturing and add employees throughout the company."
October 2, 2012