500 New Jobs
$85 million capital investment
Advanced Manufacturing - Modular Carpet Tiles
On August 29, Shaw Industries announced plans to build a new manufacturing and warehouse facility in Bartow County. The 600,000 to 700,000-square-foot plant will produce modular carpet tiles. As Bartow County's largest employer, Shaw currently operates six facilities in the county and employs approximately 15,000 Georgians in its operations statewide. The project brings 500 jobs and capital investment of $85 million to the community.
"The steady comeback of the floor covering industry in North Georgia continues to reflect the resurgence of the global economy," said Deal. "Companies such as Shaw Industries are moving aggressively to meet demand, and Georgia stands ready to equip them with the trained workforce and infrastructure network they need."
A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. with more than $4 billion in annual sales and 23,000 associates, Shaw Industries Group is headquartered in Dalton, with salespeople and/or offices located throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Shaw is the world's largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, supplying carpet, rugs, hardwood, laminate, resilient, ceramic/stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. For more information, visit www.shawfloors.com.
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