Tuesday, July 17, 2012

$31 million F&P Georgia expansion to add 100 jobs in Greater Rome

Photo: Rome Mayor Evie McNiece, F&P Georgia spokesperson Darcy Duvall, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Chair Angie Lewis, F&P Georgia representative Rhonda Satterfield and Floyd County Commission Chairman Irwin Bagwell.

Media release: F & P Georgia announced a machinery expansion on Tuesday at the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority Meeting adding 100 jobs over a three year period.

F & P Georgia is a tier one automotive parts supplier and is a subsidiary of Japan-based Ftech, Inc. They have five plants in North America, including two in the United States. They established their facility in Rome and Floyd County in 2000.

"We're excited to announce our expansion in Rome and Floyd County," said company spokesperson Darcy Duvall. "Rome and Floyd County's skilled workforce continues to provide the employees that we need to be the most productive."

This expansion marks the fifth expansion in F & P's 12 year history in the community. Over their 12 year history, they have expanded a total of four previous times adding 170 additional jobs to the community.

"These 100 new jobs create paying customers to do business with our local small businesses. F&P is an excellent corporate citizen and I am excited that they have chosen to expand again in our community," said Chamber Chairman, Angie Lewis, President & CEO, Citizens First Bank, a division of Synovus Banks.

"This expansion continues to show the importance of our existing industry. I welcome their new jobs and am looking forward to continued success in our community," said Floyd County Commission Chairman Irwin Bagwell. "Their co-executives are showing confidence in their future and ours and are validating our business and manufacturing-friendly environment."

"The announcement of new jobs in our community is always welcomed, especially when it comes from one of our existing employers," said City of Rome Mayor Evie McNiece, Accounting Solutions Plus. "I am glad that F & P Georgia has found Rome and Floyd County a great place to do business."

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