Swami Compounding announced recently that they will be moving into a 110,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rome.

The company will move its building to 29 Westside Industrial Blvd.

The company will invest approximately $8,000,000 and hire 100 employees over the next five years.

Swami Compounding, LLC is a start-up company that manufactures semi-finished natural and synthetic rubber compounds in strips and slab forms. They use fillers and different additives in the mix to engineer the rubber to their customer’s technical specifications and end use.

Some of Swami Compounding’s customers include tire manufacturers, retreaters, mining conveyor belt manufacturers, automotive floormats, and windshield wiper blade manufacturers, to name a few.

Customers use the rubber compound in their extrusion or injection molding process to cast the rubber in specific shapes and sizes.

Harry Patel, who has a manufacturing background, said Swami Compounding considered locations between Chattanooga and Atlanta, and chose Rome because it is close to I-75, I-20, and I-59, which they plan to use for raw materials and finished products. 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.