ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at10)
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that VT Industries, a leading manufacturer of countertops and commercial doors, will invest $24 million in expanding their manufacturing operations in Rome. The expansion will increase VT Industries’ onsite employment by one-third, creating 42 new jobs in Floyd County.
“The decision by VT Industries to expand in Georgia is a testament to the pro-business environment, unmatched workforce, and robust logistics infrastructure that have made us the No. 1 State for Business for eight consecutive years,” said Governor Kemp. “I want to thank VT Industries for their commitment to innovation and creating opportunities for hardworking Georgians in Floyd County.”
Headquartered in Holstein, Iowa, VT Industries is North America’s leading provider of architectural wood doors, post-formed laminate countertops, butcher block countertops, and additional surfacing products. VT Industries’ Rome operation began in 1990, and the company’s focus has been on laminate countertops since 1956. The company previously expanded its Rome presence in 2015 through the acquisition of Capitoline Products, Inc., and currently employs 126 Georgians. Once the expansion is complete, the company will employ more than 167 people in northwest Georgia.