The total project cost was estimated at $40.9 million and will help retain 77 existing jobs and add 70 new jobs at the company’s facilities in the King Industrial Park south of Calhoun.
“This comes at a time that we really need it,” said Jimmy Phillips, president and CEO of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce. “We think it will bring other opportunities in the future.
The LG Hausys plant, which is nearing completion next to its sister company LG CIM, will produce engineered stone. Phillips said it will be an artificial granite that will be used for countertops and home construction.
LG, a South Korean industrial giant, opened the LG CIM plant in 2005 in the King Industrial Park with plans to expand its operations. The Development Authority owns the King Industrial Park.
The $200,000 OneGeorgia grant will be matched by Gordon County, Phillips said.
Read more in Saturday's Calhoun Times.