Carpet manufacturer Shaw Industries to create 500 jobs in North Georgia

Carpet manufacturer Shaw Industries to create 500 jobs in North Georgia

August 29th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Shaw Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of carpets and flooring.

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Shaw Industries will build a new facility in Bartow County to manufacture modular carpet tiles, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced today.

The company is expected to make an $85 million investment in Georgia and create 500 new jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.

"The steady comeback of the floor covering industry in North Georgia continues to reflect the resurgence of the global economy," Deal said in the release.

Shaw Chairman and CEO Vance Bell said the company has expanded its existing Cartersville carpet tile facility to its maximum. The Adairsville plant will allow for continued long-term growth, he said.

The company also plans to open a new carpet tile plant in China to service the Asia market, the release stated.

Shaw plans to build and equip around 650,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space near the intersection of Highway 140 and Hall Station Road. Construction is slated to begin in 2014.