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Carpet Manufacturer Shaw Industries Plans $100 Million Expansion In Dalton, Georgia

Area Development Online News Desk (09/18/2013)
A carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider, Shaw Industries Group, Inc, will invest $100 million to streamline its distribution network and expand its fiber extrusion facility in Dalton, Georgia. The firm plans to expand capacity at its plant for projected growth, adding approximately 175 jobs in northwest Georgia’s Whitfield County.

This follows Shaw's recent announcement of plans to invest $85 million to build a carpet tile manufacturing plant in Adairsville, Georgia. that will employee 500 associates, and the company's 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.

"Shaw Industries has been a pillar of our community for many years, and we are pleased to assist them with their latest expansion," says Brian Anderson, President and CEO of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. "This expansion will continue to strengthen our local economy and provide quality jobs desired by our community."

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