Propex Operating Co. LLC, Chattanooga, Tenn., will shutter its Nashville, Ga., plant, citing a
surplus of North American capacity, and will consolidate most of the woven geotextiles production
at Nashville to its carpet backing plant in Hazlehurst, Ga.
Propex also will expand capacity at Hazlehurst to begin producing Isis® recycled polyester
woven backing for commercial carpet tile. The backing is currently produced only in Germany.
“Our decision to manufacture Isis in Georgia shows our commitment to provide innovative
products to support the continued growth of the U.S. carpet industry,” said Dave Gartshore, vice
president, Propex Furnishings Solutions and Curv® Composites Divisions.
Propex expects the expansion will be complete in summer 2014 and will create a significant
number of jobs.