Dixie Color Inc., Trion, Ga., has announced it will invest $19 million to establish Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. The expansion will create 100 new jobs in production, management, supervisor, technician and administrative roles. Dixie Color specializes in single pigment dispersions, custom color masterbatches and plastic compounding. The addition in Trion is to aid development of a new polyethylene terephthalate microfiber product for bath mats, area rugs and carpet;and support the demands of the fine denier microfiber market.
“Will Dendy and I started Dixie Color in 2009 with the vision of being a full-service color supplier to the tremendous growth of the solution-dyed flooring industry,” said Lee Starks, vice president of Dixie Color. “The formation of Dixie Specialty Fibers is representative of our commitment to continue to reinvest our resources into our employees, community, and customer base. We are excited to be the first local domestic supplier of microfiber, and we are even more excited about the opportunities it will create for our existing and future employees, as well as continuing to meet our customers’ needs.”