Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G) a Belgian textile company holding a solid market position both in producing raw materials and intermediate goods and in offering an extensive range of perfectly finished floor coverings will build its U.S. headquarters and plans to set up a $250 million manufacturing facility in Cartersville in Bartow County that will create 350 jobs over the next five years.
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.
B.I.G. has 3,500 employees spread across 13 countries and plans to continue to invest in innovative manufacturing processes. The Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority assisted the company in locating to Georgia.
Geert Roelens, CEO, Beaulieu International Group said that they are experiencing growth across the globe for finished floor coverings. Their new plant in Cartersville will significantly increase production and enable to better supply the U.S. market. We greatly appreciate the state and local authorities in Georgia who supported this project.
The city of Cartersville welcomes the company with a global presence, a long history of success and a vision for continued success in the years to come. The city looks forward to providing their quality services and a skilled workforce to Beaulieu International Group to make its vision a reality.
International floor covering manufacturers are regularly looking at Georgia as an ideal location to grow their business. More than 72 percent of the nation’s carpet and rug mill manufacturing jobs are located in Georgia. When high-caliber companies such as B.I.G. choose Georgia to call home, they not only enhance their portfolio of quality companies, but they also highlight the strength of solid labor pool.
Beaulieu International Group has 3,500 employees in 26 plants and nine sales offices spread across 13 countries. It is composed of three business units. Flooring Solutions is the European leader in wall-to-wall floor coverings (carpet, needle felt, cushion vinyl, LVT & wood). A second business unit, Granules, produces polypropylene granules for numerous applications. The third business unit, Engineered Products, houses the activities Fibres, Yarns, Technical Textiles and Technical Sheets. In 2013, the Beaulieu International Group´s turnover was €1.5 billion.
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