Deal: Belgian textile company to create 350 jobs in Bartow

ATLANTA — Belgium-based Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) will establish its U.S. headquarters and create 350 jobs in Cartersville over the next five years.

“My recent economic development mission allowed for our state to strengthen relationships in the global marketplace, expanding Georgia’s international presence and increasing opportunities for our economy to grow,” Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said in a news release. “It was a pleasure to meet with officials from B.I.G. during my time in Belgium and to celebrate our partnership with this leading global company. Not only does this project have huge implications for the surrounding region, but the company’s success in Georgia will attract other suppliers to the area. Our state continues to be the No. 1 most competitive state for business, and it is projects like this that underscore the strength of our pro-business climate.”

The plant will be constructed on 120 acres of land, previously owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. In the first phase, the B.I.G. manufacturing campus will design and produce 47 million square yards of cushion vinyl for commercial and residential application.

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