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Shaw Industries Group Upgrades Yarn Facility in Decatur, Tennessee

10/22/2017
Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a floor products manufacturer, will invest $42 million to upgrade its yarn facility in Decatur, Tennessee. The company plans create 75 new jobs in Meigs County as part of the investment.

Shaw will modernize its facility, expanding capabilities that will allow the company to use both nylon and polyester fiber at the Meigs County facility. Shaw’s Decatur facility supplies yarn for the company’s carpet manufacturing locations. The plant employs approximately 370 in Meigs County. Shaw operates five facilities in Tennessee, employing more than 650 Tennesseans statewide.

“By continuing to invest in our people, processes and products, Shaw is able to provide a diverse product mix, innovative design and the greatest quality and service to our customers,” Shaw’s Chairman & CEO Vance Bell said. “The upgrades to this facility are indicative of our commitment to advanced manufacturing and enhancing our operations as we rapidly respond to shifts in the market and customer preferences.”

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Shaw offers a diverse portfolio of carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile, stone and laminate flooring products, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said, “as the largest employer in Meigs County, Shaw plays a pivotal role in the economic well-being of the area and its residents. It’s encouraging news that Shaw will create 75 new jobs in the region and a testament to the skills of Meigs County’s workforce and Tennessee’s overall business climate.”

“Shaw is the largest employer in Meigs County and we’re proud of its continued investment in our community,” Meigs County Mayor Bill James said.

“Shaw’s commitment to our county has been, and continues to be, a much valued partnership,” Meigs-Decatur Economic Development Corporation President J. Gid Redmond said. “We are very honored to have played a role in facilitating and extending this relationship. Growth of existing companies in our community is a primary focus for the board. This is a big success for Meigs County people, as most of our growth comes from companies expanding existing operations here.”

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