Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is investing $100 million to streamline its distribution network and expand its fiber extrusion facility in Northwest Georgia. These investments will expand capacity for projected growth, add approximately 175 jobs and improve service to its customers. 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, as well as the company’s recent opening of a carpet tile facility in Nantong, China, to serve Asia.
“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 Chairman and 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.
Construction at Shaw Plant 34 in Whitfield County will begin this fall, and the planned changes in efficiency and capacity for both hard surface and carpet distribution will be complete by the end of 2015.
Additionally, Shaw’s extrusion facility (Plant WM) in Dalton is expanding capacity within its existing facility and purchasing an adjoining piece of land for future expansion.