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Posted: May 9, 2013 11:03 a.m.

Carpet firm could get $100 million in incentives

ATLANTA (AP) — State officials say a Georgia-based carpet manufacturing company could get state incentives worth more than $100 million.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/10IaZL5) that information released Wednesday by the state shows that Engineered Floors stands to get state incentives worth as much as $105.6 million over several years.

Calhoun-based Engineered Floors will open two facilities in the northwestern part of the state, creating about 2,400 jobs over the coming years, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week.

The new plants in Whitfield and Murray counties are expected to employ 2,000 people over the next five years.

Allison Tyrer, a spokeswoman with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, said the company has committed to creating 2,400 jobs in the state.

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