Shaw Industries Group Inc. said it plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Calhoun, Ga., a move set to create up to 200 new jobs. Plans include enlarging and augmenting its carpet division operations to increase Shaw’s capacity to process filament yarn for residential carpet products. As part of the expansion, Shaw said it will recommission an idle facility in Calhoun and outfit it with new equipment and infrastructure.
is committed to investing for the future... The reopening of this facility is
an example of that commitment and another step in giving Shaw the best
competitive advantage and position for the long term,: said Bill Barron, Shaw's
appreciate the investment and the large number of jobs that will be created in
our community," added Larry Roye, chairman, Development Authority of
Gordon County. "The team effort put together by our local representatives,
the State of Georgia
and Shaw Industries has made this project possible."
great news for Georgia
that one of our longtime manufacturers is planning for future growth in the
state,” noted Governor Sonny Perdue. “It’s a testament to the strength our
workforce and infrastructure that, even during this economic downturn, Shaw still
finds Georgia the best place to invest in its future.”
expects the expansion to be completed by mid-2010.
Shaw to expand carpet yarn plant in Calhoun, Ga.
September 15, 2009