published Monday, December 12th, 2011

Bob Shaw’s Engineered Floors makes first acqusition

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    Steve Livingston, right, and Marvinces Sanders line level a twister machine in a new Engineered Floors facility in Dalton.
    Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Engineered Floors, brainchild of Shaw Industries founder Bob Shaw, today announced the acquisition of Dream Weaver Carpet Industries, of Chatsworth, Ga., which could represent a bigger push into the residential market.

The multi-family carpet startup bought Dream Weaver for an undisclosed amount, and there are no immediate staffing changes as a result of the deal, Engineered Floors announced in a press release.

“We are excited to have Dream Weaver Carpets become part of the Engineered Floors organization,” said Bob Shaw, chairman and CEO of Engineered Floors. “By combining resources, we can accelerate their growth and help maximize our production efficiencies.”

The announcement came on the heels of the news a day earlier that Engineered Floors was nearing completion of its second new plant, which will add hundreds of new jobs in Dalton Ga.

Both companies sell solution-dyed polyester carpet, which forgoes the use of less plentiful nylon fiber and cuts expensive steps out of the manufacturing process.

Contact staff writer Ellis Smith at or 423-757-6315.

about Ellis Smith...

Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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