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Textile manufacturing company expanding in Georgia

September 4, 2014

TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A textile manufacturing company is planning to add more than 100 new jobs during the expansion of a plant in south Georgia.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that American Textile Co. is planning to invest $10 million in the expansion of its plant in Tifton and will create more than 100 new jobs over the next three years. The company is based in Duquesne (doo-KAYN’), Pennsylvania.

Deal says the Tifton plant opened in 2011 and currently employs 200 people. Company officials said in a statement that the Tifton plant produces millions of bed pillows annually.

American Textile Co. CEO Lance Ruttenburg says rising costs for shipping and overseas wages, and an increase in demand for American-made products has made expansion in the United States financially viable.

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