Salem, N.J. – Mannington Mills has announced plans to build a new facility in Calhoun, Ga., to produce its Mannington and Burke brands of rubber flooring. Currently, the company’s San Jose, Calif.,-based facility manufactures these products, but “due to continued growth of the rubber business, we have become constrained in the current manufacturing footprint there,” said Bob Pitman, president of Burke Industries.

Pitman continued, “The new Calhoun plant will allow us to effectively serve our customers and support anticipated growth in the business. Our custom process and environmental products divisions will remain in San Jose.”

This $42 million investment, on 78 acres located near the Mannington Commercial facility in Calhoun, “is another installment in Mannington’s ongoing long-term growth in Calhoun,” according to Russell Grizzle, Mannington president and CEO. Over the next several years, Mannington plans to add about 200 jobs at the facility, which will be in full operation in January 2019.

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