Dalton—Lexmark Carpet Mills has completed its acquisition of Northwest Carpet, a leading, Dalton-based hospitality manufacturer. Lexmark is a vertically integrated manufacturer that produces broadloom for hospitality, residential and niche commercial applications while Northwest specializes in solution-dyed broadloom for the hospitality market.
Northwest Carpets was founded in 1977 by Randy Coker and his father, Edward Coker. From the onset, Northwest has focused on supplying solution-dyed broadloom carpet to the price-sensitive and custom-oriented hospitality market. Randy Coker remains an investor in the combined company as part of this transaction.