“Our supplied engineered rubber compounds are always ‘made to order’ for our customers or for companies further down the supply chain,” said Harry Patel, managing partner with Swami Compounding.
Some of Swami Compounding’s customers include tire manufacturers, mining conveyor belt manufacturers and automotive floormat and windshield wiper blade manufacturers, to name a few.
Customers use the rubber compound in their extrusion or injection molding process to cast specific shapes and sizes.
“We are proud to welcome Swami Compounding to our community and look forward to working with them for years to come,” said Jimmy Byars, chairman of the Rome Floyd County Development Authority.
Patel, who has a manufacturing background, said they considered locations between Chattanooga and Atlanta. They chose Rome because it is close to I-75, I-20 and I-59, which they plan to use for raw materials and finished product. The availability of an existing building with excellent water, sewer and power infrastructure was also a major factor, and they were impressed with the quality of the workforce.
“Rome has many diverse manufacturing industries ranging from carpet to automotive, so the quality labor pool was already available. Rome was the preferred choice,” Patel said.
Lori Dowdy, regional project manager of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Tamara Brock, northwest community development manager of Georgia Power, assisted the Rome Floyd County Development Authority with the project.