Shaw Industries to build new plant and add jobs in Ringgold

Shaw Industries to build new plant and add jobs in Ringgold

June 23rd, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

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

Shaw Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of...

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Shaw Industries Group, Inc. announced today it will expand its reclamation and recycling program to include a new Evergreen facility in Ringgold, Ga., that will create at least 70 new jobs.

Shaw said the $17 million facility will create a high-purity, post-consumer recycled material that can be used in a broad range of applications.

"Evergreen Ringgold expands our efforts to keep end-of-use carpet out of landfills," said Paul Murray, Shaw's vice president of sustainability and environmental affairs. "By expanding our recycling portfolio, we are illustrating our continued commitment to converting something that historically may have been seen as waste into a resource that has a longer life in the economy."

As Shaw's portfolio of recycle investments continues to expand, so does its Cradle-to-Cradle certified products. Sixty-four percent of the products the company sells are Cradle-to-Cradle certified and Shaw has committed 100 percent of its products to being designed according to Cradle-to-Cradle protocol by 2030.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said the investment "is another testament to why Georgia is the No. 1 place for business."