Shaw Industries spending $20 million, creating 55 jobs in Ringgold plant

Contributed photo / Shaw Industries' Plant 44/64 in Ringgold was converted from rug manufacturing into a luxury vinyl tile plant.

Shaw Industries Group plans to spend $20 million to expand production of luxury vinyl tile flooring in its Ringgold, Georgia, plant, according to the company.

The investment is the second of a three-phase expansion that will create about 55 new jobs at the factory, the Dalton, Georgia-based company said Friday.

The company plans to add to its existing SPC resilient flooring manufacturing. Shaw started manufacturing luxury vinyl tile in the state-of-the-art facility in 2016, the company said. About 240 employees now work at the facility.

David Morgan, executive vice president of operations at Shaw, said the latest investments address "the growing demand for SPC within the resilient category while illustrating our commitment to U.S. manufacturing."

"We'll continue to invest in manufacturing capabilities, strong sourcing partnerships, robust distribution networks and innovation to continue to be the leader in this category," he said.