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Shaw Industries Group Expands Aiken, South Carolina, Operations

Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a leading global flooring provider, plans to expand its operations in Aiken, South Carolina. The roughly $400 million project is expected to create more than 300 new jobs.

Located at 136 East Frontage Road, Shaw’s expansion will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity and support future growth for new products. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

“Our expansion in Aiken represents a significant, long-term investment in our people and processes that will allow us to meet current and future projected market demand for high-quality carpet products. This investment positions Shaw well for the future and represents tremendous career opportunities for current and future associates,” said Shaw Executive Vice President of Operations David Morgan.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Aiken County was also awarded two Set-Aside grants, totaling $1,750,000, to assist with costs related to this project.

“South Carolina continues to provide the business climate where companies can find long-term success. Shaw has been a part of the Aiken community for nearly two decades which makes today’s announcement and the opportunities it represents even more exciting,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

"A company like Shaw has options where to deploy a job creation and capital investment opportunity of this significance. We are grateful they chose Aiken County. It shows a company that is pleased with the business conditions that Aiken County Council works hard to maintain. Congratulations to Shaw and Aiken County,” Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury added.

The Aiken location, which creates fiber used to manufacture residential carpet, currently employs more than 600 associates.

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