The 120 jobs currently provided by Syntec will not be affected by the move; instead, 60 new jobs will be added over the next six months.
Syntec has been working with Walker County for the past few months to devise a financially suitable working plan that would allow the company’s expansion. Walker County agreed to provide a partial tax relief to Syntec for the next five years in exchange for expanding in LaFayette.
“We chose to expand our LaFayette plant because of the wonderful cooperation we have received from the Walker County Development Authority,” said Syntec Industries chief operating officer Tom Watters. Syntec also has an operation in Rome and could have chosen to expand there.
The expansion will also utilize an estimated $2.5 million worth of new capital investment, including improvements to the south building and many pieces of equipment procured from the sale of a closed, and unrelated, textile plant in Dalton.
Twenty of the 60 new employees have just been hired. Syntec is currently taking applications for skilled textile workers and will continue to add 40 more new employees over the next few months. Interested persons should contact Syntec at 706-638-4878.