Felplast, Inc.: A Company Committed To Improving The Environment Through Recycling.

Felplast is a post-industrial plastics recycling business operating in Dalton since 2010.  Unlike most local businesses, however, Felplast has a much more traveled history.

Felplast, Inc. was originally founded in Italy in 1970.  After working in the plastics industry for decades, Felplast U.S.A. CEO Andrea Ori decided to create an American operation after reading about the vast amount of plastic waste produced in the U.S., specifically the carpet and flooring industry.  His goal was simple – help reduce and reutilize the billions of pounds of plastic materials dumped into landfills annually while also creating jobs and a thriving business.

Felpast began its U.S. operation in 2006 based in Alpharetta, GA.  As business expanded and relationships grew, Mr. Ori moved the company to Dalton where some key suppliers were located.  In its almost 10 years of existence, Felplast has grown from an idea in Italy to an office in a suburban Atlanta home to three facilities stretching from Northwest Georgia to Southwest Pennsylvania.

Felplast utilizes a wide array of business relationships; not only do long-running relationships and contracts with industry leading manufacturers exist but also temporary relationships with smaller companies for individual projects.

In addition to suppliers and customers throughout the United States, Mr. Ori’s years of international business experience open doors to a global marketplace.  Felplast has direct and indirect customers in nearly every continent and multiple countries including but not limited to Mexico, Italy, Romania, China and Vietnam to name a few.

The expansive reach of Felplast and other recyclers in this green industry is quite impressive.  Many common items including appliance and automotive parts, food storage containers and nearly all types of flooring incorporate some sort of green program into their production process.   In addition to using recycled material to create products, many of these processes are designed to reutilize waste back into their own process and often times into unrelated products.

Almost all plastic can be recycled and reused through some sort of green process.  The extent to which these materials can be reused varies depending on many factors.  Felplast offers recycling options for a wide range of materials including propylene, ethylene, polyester, nylon and styrene.

Private or public, large or small, independent or corporate, we all have to do our part as individuals and companies to help preserve the Earth.  Recycling and investing in green technologies are easy ways to help and Felplast, Inc. is proud to be a contributor to the green movement.

Felplast – We Reinvent Plastic

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909 Trammell St
Dalton, GA 30720

2418 Cleveland Hwy
Dalton, GA 30720


November Spotlight in Business: CertusBank!

At CertusBank, we are dedicated to providing an experience like no other.  We don’t deliver products, we build relationships – relationships that allow us to truly understand your needs and help you, your family or your business move forward.  We work hard to earn your loyalty and, as your financial partner, encourage you to dream big and provide the smart solutions to turn those dreams into reality.

We strive to be more than a financial institution and measure our progress by making life better for those we serve.  Every day we work hard on behalf of our customers, from helping them save for retirement, fund a new or growing business or simply bank with people who genuinely care – our team is focused on making a positive difference.  That focus carries over into the community, where CertusBank teammates can often be found at fundraising events and board meetings for a variety of organizations working to improve the lives of people right here in Dalton.

Our company was built by a team of hard-working professionals whose expertise and experience are the key to the excellent service we provide our customers.  Our entire organization, from our President to the friendly faces you see at our Dalton branch, shares the Greater Dalton Chamber’s vision of leveraging community resources and business assets to positively influence our community.

CertusBank Products and Services Include:
Small Business Banking                                 Commercial Banking and Lending
Retail Banking                                                 Small Business Finance (SBA)
Treasury and Information Management         Consumer Lending
Online and Mobile Banking                             Access to more than 50,000 ATMs
To learn more about CertusBank, stop by and see Pam Garland and her team, give us a call or visit us online at CertusBank.com.  We’re happy to help.

1378 Dug Gap Road
Dalton, GA
Branch Operating Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Drive-Thru Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-5:30 pm

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Front Seated L to R: Pam Garland and Dot Babb
Back Standing L to R:  Karen McCutcheon, Gary Brown and Laura Buice

Join us for Good Morning Dalton Higher Education Breakfast!

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Higher Education
Thursday, November 20, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center
                       2211 Dug Gap Battle Road
*Buffet lines open at 7:45 a.m.

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Join us for a higher education update from our college presidents
Dr. John Schwenn- Dalton State College
Dr. Pete McDonald- Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Tickets are $25.00 for Chamber Members
$35.00 for Non-Members


* For help with your Chamber log in and password, please contact 706-278-7373. 

Shop Local!

Your Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the holiday season!

#1.  If you haven’t already taken advantage of our Chamber Check program, do it now! Large quantity sales will begin soon and you don’t want to miss out.   Over $100,000 were sold last year!  you may use Chamber Checks at OVER 80 retailers in Dalton! Everyone will love this as a gift!

#2. Small Business Saturday

This initiative, headlined by American Express and your local community supporter, encourages everyone to shop small onSaturday, November 29th.  Be part of the celebration.

Visit our Facebook page to participate in contests to win a free gift card!
#3.  Elf around Town
Join us for a fun holiday mystery game and encourage “buying local.” Our Elf will be spotted at different business around town the 12 days before Christmas.  This will be promoted on the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce facebook page.  All you have to do to join the fun is spot the Elf at one of our local  business and win a $25.00 gift certificate!

Here’s how it works:

1. During December 11th-24th, a new photo will be posted of the Elf at different businesses each day. (excluding Sundays)

2. A clue will be given of the Elf’s location.

3. The first person who recognizes the location and walks in to that business and says “I saw the Elf around Town” will be the winner!

4.Winner gets a $25 gift certificate to that business

Diplomat of the Month Tim Rowe!!!

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Diplomat of the Month Tim Rowe

1. You have been involved with the Diplomats for a couple of years now.  What’s your favorite part?  Chamber Connections is my favorite event.  I enjoy having lunch with this group every month and learning about the different businesses in Dalton.  Being a Diplomat has taught me more about the Chamber and I am now in the Leadership Class of 2015.

2. What did you want to be when you grew up? I didn’t really know, but I knew I wanted to help people and I wanted to own my own business.  I think these two things fit nicely with my career choice.

3. What was your first job and how did that prepare you for this career? My first job was with Cherokee Healthcare when I was 15 years old.  This was a nursing home and helped me develop a special love for the elderly.

4. What’s the one fact that readers would be surprised to know about you? I love the outdoors. I like be outside whenever possible.  I really enjoy kayaking, biking and hiking.

5. How has your Chamber membership benefited you? In so many ways!  Overall, it has made me a more outgoing person and has certainly helped to promote Dalton Funeral Home.  We have been members since before we opened and I am proud to say that it was a huge part of our success.