CALHOUN, GA — According to the Calhoun Times, Spanish-owned flooring company, the Faus Group said the planned expansion of its Calhoun, GA, facility will go forward, despite the worst flooring industry slump in at least 15 years. This comes as welcome news to the 140 workers who were laid off this fall; the company intends to recall all of them by mid-2008.

The Calhoun plant, which Faus said will be its manufacturing center for all U.S. sales, had been producing 40 million square feet of laminate flooring annually before the housing market slide, with plans to expand capacity to 100 million square feet. The expansion is still in the company’s plans for the future, according to Faus.

“This is a temporary situation, and soon as we balance our inventories, we plan to rebuild our production levels,” said Faus Group President Juan Flores. 

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