Flooring company to invest $70 million in Calhoun, Georgia plant

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A China-based company plans to invest $70 million into a new plant in Northwest Georgia to produce laminate, wood and luxury vinyl tile and create 300 jobs, according to the state.

Gov. Brian P. Kemp on Wednesday said that Creative Flooring Solutions will build a new manufacturing facility in Calhoun.

"We are thrilled that CFL has chosen Gordon County to expand their business operations to more effectively reach their customer base," he said in a statement. "The impact of this announcement will be felt across the region as the company seeks to employ 300 hardworking Georgians."

Founded in Shanghai in 2004, CFL employs 3,500 at three factories, multiple offices, and distribution centers around the world, the state said.

CFL is the largest exporter of flooring from Asia, having been founded in 2004 by European owners.