Renewed Market Demands Cause Shaw Industries to Expand Georgia Plant

Renewed Market Demands Cause Shaw Industries to Expand Georgia Plant

The company will invest $100 million to enlarge its extrusion operations as the market recovers.

The world's largest carpet manufacturer, Shaw Industries Group, announced today that it will invest $100 million to streamline its distribution network and expand its fiber extrusion facility in Georgia.

The investment will expand capacity for projected growth, and add approximately 175 jobs, the company said.

"As our end-use markets recover, we are accelerating our investments in our business. This will benefit not only our customers, but our associates and the communities where we operate," said Shaw CEO Vance Bell.

The distribution network upgrades will include constructing an additional 535,000 square feet of warehouse space in Dalton as well as consolidating shipping points for both carpet and hard surface flooring in other distribution centers in Northwest Georgia. When completed, hard surface distribution will be consolidated into one central location with an additional 70% capacity.

This follows Shaw's recent announcement of plans to invest $85 million to build a carpet tile manufacturing plant in Adairsville, Ga. that will employee 500 associates, and the company's opening of a carpet tile facility in Nantong, China, to serve Asia.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a vertically integrated manufacturer that supplies carpet, rugs, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone flooring production as well as synthetic turf.

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