Georgia manufacturing plant expanding

A Georgia manufacturing plant will be expanding in 2014.

American Textile Company began construction on a 400,000 square-foot expansion of it's manufacturing plant in Georgia. The goal of the new plant is to increase production and double the workforce over the next five years, according to Area Development Online.

The facility, which is located in Tifton, Ga., will make millions of bed pillows each year. Since opening in 2011, the manufacturing plant has employed more than 100 people. The original goal was to have a workforce of 120 people by 2016. The company has surpassed these expectations and has now set a goal of employing 200 people by the time the expansion is done. Lance Ruttenberg, president and CEO of the American Textile Company, said in a statement the Georgia-located plant is expanding.

"Our expansion so soon after opening is fueled in part by consumer demand for our AllerEase allergen barrier and EvenTemp temperature regulation bedding products, but also by the positive business climate we've seen in Tifton," Ruttenberg said. "Access to a skilled workforce and strong county support were key factors in choosing to expand here."

Manufacturers who are looking to add experienced workers to help meet the demands of the industry can enlist the services of manufacturing recruiters.

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