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.
“Shaw 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 vp manufacturing.
“We 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
and Shaw Industries has made this project possible.”
“It’s 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.”
Shaw expects the expansion to be completed by mid-2010.
Shaw to expand carpet yarn plant in Calhoun, Ga.
January 15, 2010