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J+J Flooring Participates in ‘Zero Waste Strategies’ Event

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J+J Flooring Group recently participated in the Alliance for Innovation and Sustainability’s “Zero Waste Strategies” event at Dalton State College. Russ Delozier, J+J director of sustainability, delivered a presentation titled, “A Journey of 1,000 Miles Starts…How J+J Achieved Zero Waste to Landfill Certification.” Delozier was the featured speaker along with Joel Murphy, Mohawk Industries’ director […]

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Mohawk Hires Makervillage for 3D Design Fifth Grade Challenge

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Mohawk Industries has hired Makervillage to lead design and production of 3D accessories for the Mohawk Group LightLab Design Center. Makervillage will deliver 3D printed lampshades through a unique partnership with Elm Street Elementary and the Berry College Creative Technologies program. Fifth graders at Elm Street will compete to design lampshades for the LightLab employee […]

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IMCP Summit Press Release

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On October 20th, members of the Northwest Georgia Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) “Floor360 Consortium” attended the 2015 IMCP Summit in Washington, D.C. The Consortium members met with elected officials and EDA partner agencies to discuss the growth of the advanced manufacturing sector in Northwest Georgia. As part of the visit to Washington D.C., […]

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Shaw’s Paul Murray Finalist for Sustainability Award – Voting Open Until 11/15/15

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Paul Murray, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.’s vice president of sustainability and environmental affairs has been named a finalist in The Circulars, a global sustainability awards program. In addition to the seven awards categories decided by The Circulars judging panel, there is an opportunity for the public to recognize the individual, public sector program or organization […]

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Rep. Tom Graves Meets with Northwest Georgia Leaders to Discuss Economic Development

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Washington, Oct 29 – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) met with Northwest Georgia leaders in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss their work promoting economic development in the region, specifically strengthening the flooring industry. Georgia Tech’s economic development arm, the Enterprise Innovation Institute, along with the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, helped organize the group of leaders and […]

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National Manufacturing Day

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Happy National Manufacturing Day!  We are pleased to report that through the support of IMCP and the Floor360 Consortium, there are four National Manufacturing Day events happening in the Northwest Georgia region!  NIST MEP reported that nationwide, there are 2,300 events happening today – that exceeds their goal by 300 events!  Here’s a summary of […]

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Robots take over career academy atrium

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In the middle of the atrium at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy, with a large group of high school students looking on, a machine that was almost 5 feet tall lifted red totes and stacked them before trying to precariously place a recycling can on top. The machine’s exposed gears and wires whirred […]