IVC US, the North American subsidiary of Belgium-based flooring company IVC Group, will expand its operations in Dalton, Georgia
, creating 200 new jobs and investing more than $80 million over the next five years Whitfield County.
Expansion in Whitfield County will establish a new plant at the company’s Dalton complex to produce luxury vinyl planks and tiles. The new product line allows IVC to remain competitive in a growing LVT flooring market, and will expand upon the flooring products already manufactured in the company’s 500,000-square-foot facility. The investment will include new equipment and establish a state-of-the-art production environment for the LVT product line.
“It has always been our hope and intention to expand in our great Dalton community which has been our home for a decade now, first as a distributor and since 2011 as a manufacturer,” said Xavier Steyaert, Co-CEO, IVC US. “We are excited to be working with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners and the Georgia Department of Economic Development
. We are confident in their teams and respective leaders to once again help IVC US develop an extraordinary plant that will not only lead, but blaze the way in advanced LVT manufacturing.”
“IVC’s expansion in Dalton reiterates the strength of Georgia to help companies remain competitive in the ever-evolving floor covering industry,” said Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Our pro-business resources and dedicated community have allowed the state to become the No.1 place to do business, and companies such as IVC benefit from this distinction.” IVC will utilize Georgia Quick Start, the state’s workforce training program, to train the 200 new employees who are to be hired over the next five years.
“A second IVC manufacturing facility for LVT flooring is wonderful news,” said Brian Anderson, President & CEO of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. “IVC has been a terrific addition to our manufacturing community employing hundreds of people who work in a beautiful advanced manufacturing facility. Their expansion in Whitfield County further signifies that we are becoming the Flooring Capital of the World – not just the carpet capital. And it further validates that Whitfield County is a competitive community that offers all the amenities that companies need in order to be successful.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development partnered with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce and the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority to assist the company in the expansion.