Dalton, Georgia-based Shaw Industries partners with German flooring manufacturer

Shaw Industries Group on Friday announced a strategic partnership with the Classen Group, a hard-surface flooring manufacturer based in Germany that offers PVC-free solutions for commercial and residential environments.

Through the partnership, Dalton, Georgia-based Shaw will become the sole distributor of the company's new commercial flooring products in North America, according to a news release.

"With a longstanding commitment and proven track record of innovation and sustainably minded design, Shaw's and Classen's shared values and dedication to differentiated design and superior service make this an ideal partnership," said Tim Baucom, president and CEO at Shaw. "Together, we can bring transformational products to market and meet our customers' diverse flooring needs."

Classen's portfolio of products stands to meet growing demand for differentiated hard surface flooring in North America, and the partnership with Shaw gives Classen a significant expansion in the region, according to the release.

— Compiled by Mike Pare