February 16th, 2021 – 11:30 AM
Georgia Department of Economic Development –
On February 16th, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Integrated Fiber Solutions (IFS), a manufacturer of synthetic bulked continuous filament (BCF) yarns for the carpet, rug, and automotive industries, will invest $30 million in expanding their operations in Rome, Georgia, to meet growing demand. This expansion will bring approximately 40 additional jobs to Floyd County.
“It’s always gratifying to see family-owned Georgia businesses continue to expand and create opportunities in their home state,” said Governor Kemp. “I extend my thanks to Integrated Fiber Solutions for continuing to reinvest in northwest Georgia and create solid manufacturing jobs for the hardworking people in Floyd County and the entire region.”
Integrated Fiber Solutions was established in 1986 to serve the synthetic yarn needs of multiple carpet and rug industries in Georgia. With locations in Rome, Dalton, and LaFayette, the company employs approximately 600 people in northwest Georgia.
“We are very pleased to announce the expansion of Integrated Fiber Solutions Rome manufacturing facility. IFS is adding additional capacity to continue to meet the demand of our customers in multiple market segments. The Rome-Floyd community has supported our efforts for many years, and now we have the opportunity to add jobs and opportunities for workers to grow as our business grows,” said IFS Chief Operating Officer Mark Cook. “IFS will be investing over $30 million for an expansion of multiple phases spanning the next five years, with the addition of approximately 40 new jobs over the course of the project.”
Integrated Fiber Solutions will construct a new facility adjacent to their current plant, which is located at 19 Westside Industrial Boulevard in Rome. New job opportunities include management, operator, and mechanic positions. Individuals interested in careers with Integrated Fiber Solutions are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
“It is always exciting to hear about and support an expansion of one of our existing industries. Integrated Fibers has been a strong employer over the years, and I expect that they will continue to grow with the increased construction demand we are seeing now. Our Authority and community are glad they chose to invest here once again,” said Jimmy Byars, chairman of the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority
Project Manager Tamara Brock represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce division on this project in partnership with the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority and Georgia Power.
“Integrated Fiber Solutions’ decision to expand in Rome is a testament to the state’s strong pipeline of skilled talent,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Located in the heart of the flooring and synthetic fibers industry, I’m confident Integrated Fiber Solutions will be very pleased with their decision to continue growing their operations in Rome.”
About Integrated Fiber Solutions
Integrated Fiber Solutions (IFS) manufactures synthetic BCF yarns for the carpet, rug, and automotive industry and currently employs approximately 600 people in the northwest Georgia area. IFS has manufacturing facilities in Rome, Dalton, and LaFayette, Georgia. IFS is a privately held family business started in 1986 to serve the synthetic yarn needs of multiple industries.