Catalyst Fabric Solutions receives FDA Certification, adds 125 new jobs

Jackson County Economic Development Committee Chairman Darwin Gilmore announced that on-demand manufacturer Catalyst Fabric Solutions received certification from the Food and Drug Administration to produce isolation gowns and has added 125 additional jobs to their Marianna location.

“Catalyst Fabric Solutions has been a first-rate employer in the Marianna Commerce Park since 2018, and we’re glad that Jackson County has been able to provide the workforce necessary for their growth,” said Chairman Gilmore. “I look forward to seeing the opportunities that this expansion will create for our hardworking residents and continuing to build on our strong relationships with great businesses like Catalyst.”

Established in 2018, Catalyst Fabric Solutions is a vertical manufacturer of a tremendous variety of textile-based products in the Home Furnishing and Apparel categories. Headquartered in Marianna, this expansion will result in Catalyst Fabric Solutions employing more than 275 when the new production line is complete.

“Catalyst Fabric Solution values our partnership with the Jackson County Economic Development Committee, City of Marianna, Chipola College and CareerSource Chipola which allows us to grow and expand our business,” said Catalyst Director of Operations Jim King. “We are especially appreciative of these partners for doing everything in their power to keep us in the State of Florida and in Jackson County. This expansion will ensure our presence in Jackson County for many years to come.”

New job opportunities include sewers, operators, and packers. Individuals interested in career prospects are encouraged to visit Catalyst Fabric Solutions Human Resources Department at 3595 Industrial Park Drive or CareerSource Chipola for additional information.

“Catalyst Fabric Solutions, under the leadership of Chuck Smith, continues to be a success story in Marianna and Jackson County. This company’s dedication to our community is appreciated,” said JCEDC Director of Business Development Zach Gilmore. “I want to commend Jim King and the rest of the Catalyst Team on obtaining their FDA Certification in such a timely manner which has allowed them to play an important role in the fight against COVID-19 and provided needed jobs.  I look forward to continuing to partner with our local leaders to spur economic growth in Jackson County.”

“I am pleased to announce this expansion of one of our great local industries. Catalyst Fabric Solutions has continued to grow and invest in Jackson County as they manufacture home furnishings that is shipped all over North America from Marianna, Florida,” said Marianna City Manager Jim Dean. “This has truly been a team effort working with the Jackson County Economic Development Committee to help Catalyst Fabric Solutions maintain and grow jobs here in our community. We couldn’t be more proud of this expansion and of this company.”

Posted May 20, 2020

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