Tag "Shaw Industries"

    Shaw to invest $184 million in fiber manufacturing facility

Shaw to invest $184 million in fiber manufacturing facility

Andalusia, Ala.—Shaw Industries will invest $184 million in its Andalusia, Ala., manufacturing facility, which creates fiber used to manufacture carpet. The project will include construction of new and expanded building assets, and installation of substantial amounts of new manufacturing equipment. “These investments will ensure the long-term viability of this critical operation within Shaw’s portfolio of manufacturing facilities,” said Vance Bell, Shaw chairman and CEO. “They are designed to improve the

0 comment Read Full Article

Shaw signs UN Global Compact

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries has signed the United Nations Global Compact, a widely recognized set of principles focused on upholding and protecting human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption standards. Further, Shaw will implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout its supply chain with updates to its sustainable sourcing policy and related terms and conditions for all suppliers. “The UN Global Compact and its principles align with our culture

0 comment Read Full Article
    Randy Merritt: Letter to the editor

Randy Merritt: Letter to the editor

Dear Friends, Where does time go? It is hard to believe that it has been almost 42 years since Shaw Industries offered me a job as a trainee in the spring of 1976. I remember the day well…I could not say “yes” fast enough! With everything I owned in the back of a Vega station wagon, Dalton became my new home. Over the past 41 years I have been so

0 comment Read Full Article

Shaw to modernize and expand capabilities at Tennessee carpet plant

Decatur, Tenn.—Shaw Industries plans to invest more than $42 million in its Meigs County, Tenn.-based carpet plant to modernize the facility and allow the company to use both nylon and polyester fiber at this location, including recycled PET. The investment will create 75 new jobs. “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

0 comment Read Full Article
    Exclusive interview: Jackson takes Tuftex on the road less traveled

Exclusive interview: Jackson takes Tuftex on the road less traveled

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2   Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—It’s been three years since Doug Jackson took the reins of Tuftex, the premium carpet division of Shaw Industries. While Tuftex has always enjoyed a reputation of high-end, trendsetting, West Coast styling—first as a stand-alone mill, then as a division of Queen Carpet before the latter was purchased by Shaw in 1998—the company today still maintains its longstanding identity while

0 comment Read Full Article
    NeoCon 2017: Exhibitors report uptick in attendee quantity, quality

NeoCon 2017: Exhibitors report uptick in attendee quantity, quality

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Steven Feldman   Chicago—NeoCon 2017 played to rave reviews last month, with just about every flooring supplier extolling the virtues of a show that saw increased traffic from 2016, matched only by the quality of those visiting their spaces. Their sentiments were confirmed by show management which reported an uptick of 7% in attendance shortly after the close of the event. “Our take

0 comment Read Full Article

Shaw Industries named to Training magazine’s Top 125 list for 13th consecutive year

Dalton–As a result of the company’s stellar training and workforce development programs, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has been recognized by Training magazine as a “Training Top 125” company for 2017. This recognition marks Shaw’s 13th consecutive year on the list. “We are extremely proud of our strong heritage of offering education and training to help associates and customers unleash greatness and reach their full potential,” stated Danny Crutchfield, Shaw’s

0 comment Read Full Article
    Shaw opens $85M carpet tile facility

Shaw opens $85M carpet tile facility

New plant to bolster manufacturing capacity, recycling capabilities December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan Shaw Industries, the largest carpet tile producer in North America, officially unveiled its new carpet tile manufacturing facility in Adairsville, Ga., on Dec. 1. The $85 million facility, which became operational this quarter, will provide added capacity and recycling capability for the company’s Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial and Shaw Contract modular carpet brands.

0 comment Read Full Article
    Dealers applaud Shaw’s acquisition of USFloors

Dealers applaud Shaw’s acquisition of USFloors

By Ken Ryan Flooring retailers praised Shaw Industries for its acquisition of WPC pioneer USFloors, a move that expands and bolsters Shaw’s reach into the luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and hard surface markets. USFloors is regarded as the leading innovator of wood plastic composite (WPC) flooring, featuring its patented COREtec, as well as cork, bamboo and hardwood products. Shaw already has a strong position in WPC with its Floorte line,

0 comment Read Full Article
    Shaw Industries to acquire USFloors

Shaw Industries to acquire USFloors

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase USFloors, which expands and complements Shaw’s position as a leader in the luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and hard surface markets. USFloors is a leading innovator and marketer of wood-plastic composite (WPC) flooring in the LVT category, as well as cork, bamboo and hardwood products. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter, after customary closing conditions and regulatory

1 comment Read Full Article

Shaw Industries honored for support of veterans

Dalton—The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) recently recognized Shaw with the Seven Seals award and the Pro Patria award, which is the highest award given at the State level. Both awards recognize Shaw’s significant support of associates in the National Guard and Reserve. The Pro Patria Award is presented annually by each ESGR State committee to employers that have demonstrated the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees

0 comment Read Full Article
    Shaw releases 2015 sustainability report

Shaw releases 2015 sustainability report

Dalton—Shaw Industries’ 2015 Sustainability Report released this week continues the company’s legacy of transparency through the disclosure of key metrics and progress against its goals. The company’s 2030 sustainability goals include: ŸReduce water intensity (per pound of finished product) by 50% Decrease energy intensity by 40% Reduce waste to landfills and hazardous waste by 100% ŸDesign 100% of Shaw products to Cradle-to-Cradle protocols Achieve an OSHA incident rate of zero

0 comment Read Full Article
    Shaw selected among top global learning organizations

Shaw selected among top global learning organizations

Dalton–Shaw Industries Group(Shaw) ranked 11th on Elearning! Magazine’s 2016 Learning! 100. Honored for the sixth consecutive year, Shaw is among the top learning organizations recognized for high performance, organizational culture, innovation and collaboration. The Learning! 100 are comprised of 60 corporate enterprises and 40 public sector organizations. In 2015, Shaw delivered more than 1 million hours of training – an average of almost 50 hours per associate. “Shaw invests millions of dollars

0 comment Read Full Article
    Shaw to consolidate operations

Shaw to consolidate operations

Dalton—Shaw Industries Group plans to shift production from Plant 14 in Valley Head, Ala., into other facilities across Georgia and Alabama. This consolidation will impact 183 associates and will result in the closing of Plant 14. The consolidation process will begin in May with operations ceasing in July. The change aligns with the ongoing trend of consumer preference for products manufactured with filament yarn instead of spun yarn. As Shaw

0 comment Read Full Article
    Shaw ranked among top 25 best places to work for recent grads

Shaw ranked among top 25 best places to work for recent grads

Dalton—Shaw Industries Group Inc. has ranked among the top 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads in 2016. Employers across the country participated in Symplicity’s Best Places to Work for Recent Grads survey. The top 25 employers were chosen based upon six criteria: Glassdoor.com ratings, work/life balance, benefits, company culture, mentoring and training. The survey revealed that the diversity that exists among Shaw’s associates coupled with the breadth of

0 comment Read Full Article
1 2 3 10

Floor Covering News

Press Release

Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

Read More

NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

Read More

Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

Read More