Shaw opens $85 million carpet tile facility
Adairsville, Ga.—Shaw Industries Group has completed construction of a new carpet tile manufacturing facility located in Adairsville, Ga. The $85 million facility, which became operational in the fourth quarter of 2016, employs 170 associates and will create a total of 500 new jobs once it reaches full capacity.
Known as Shaw Plant T1, the facility provides added production capacity and recycling capability for the company’s Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial and Shaw Contract brands. It complements the company’s existing carpet tile manufacturing, recycling and warehouse facilities in Cartersville, Ga. and Nantong, China. The China facility opened in mid-2013 to serve the Asia Pacific market.
“The addition of this state-of-the-art carpet tile manufacturing facility allows us to continue to innovate across our broad portfolio of products,” said Vance Bell, Shaw chairman and CEO. “We invest hundreds of millions of dollars annually in new and expanded facilities, enhanced equipment, technology and processes, and improved distribution systems to create beautiful, durable, sustainable flooring to meet our customers’ diverse needs. This is a prominent example of that commitment.”
Shaw is one of Georgia’s largest manufacturing employers—with 14,000 associates in the state including 3,200 in Bartow County, where the company operates nine facilities. The company was ranked among Forbes’ America’s Best Large Employers for 2015 and 2016 and has been recognized by Training magazine as a “Training Top 125” company for the 13th consecutive year (2017).