Compounder Dixie Color Inc. plans to open a new facility in Trion, Ga., that will focus on extruding PET microfiber for use in carpet and related floor coverings.
The company plans to invest more than $19 million in the operation which will create about 100 jobs, according to a news release from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's office. The Trion facility will be called Dixie Specialty Fibers and will support development of a new product line of fine denier microfibers. The plant will be the first local source of the microfibers.
Dixie Color Vice President Lee Starks said his company started up in 2009 to be a full-service color supplier to the growing solution-dyed textile flooring industry. Production is due to start by March 2019.
Dixie Color produces custom color masterbatches, plastic compounds and single-pigment dispersions. Its origins date back more than 40 years.