Specialty fibers and needlepunch nonwoven fabrics manufacturer Foss Manufacturing Co. LLC, Hampton,
N.H., has announced it will invest $15 million to open a 220,000-square-foot manufacturing and
distribution facility in Rome, Ga., creating 150 jobs over the next three years.
The new operation – which will be housed in a former Mohawk Industries building – will
include the manufacture and distribution of medical products such as masks, hospital apparel and
linens; as well as other products for automotive and filtration applications. The company reports
that the facility will enable it to speed delivery of those products to its customers in the
region, noting that those customers often require very quick delivery of customized orders.
“Northwest Georgia remains a strategic home for the textile manufacturing industry, complete
with the business environment and skilled workforce to help this industry continue its recovery in
our state,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. “I am encouraged by the commitment Foss Manufacturing is
making in Floyd County, and look forward to the contributions this company will make to one of
Georgia’s major industries.”
In addition to establishing the new operation in Georgia, Foss has been expanding its
operations at its facility in Hampton. Since the beginning of this year, the company has installed
two new production lines and added 60 jobs at that plant, and currently is adding another two
production lines that will employ 50 to 60 additional workers within the next six months.
“This is an exciting time for Foss,” said A.J. Nassar, CEO, Foss Manufacturing. “We are
experiencing growth in all areas. Much of this growth is being driven by our talented research and
development team located in our Hampton, New Hampshire, headquarters. Over the next 12 months, we
will be introducing new products and technologies enabling us to expand manufacturing and add
employees throughout the company.”
October 2, 2012