RINGGOLD, Ga.–Shaw Industries plans to erect a facility to manufacture modular carpet tiles in Adairsville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the plan last week, which the company said will be an $85 million investment and create 500 new jobs. Slated to begin construction next year, the facility will be 600,000 to 700,000 square feet large and include manufacturing and warehouse space.
“The steady comeback of the floor covering industry in North Georgia continues to reflect the resurgence of the global economy,” said Deal. “Companies such as Shaw Industries are moving aggressively to meet demand, and Georgia stands ready to equip them with the trained workforce and infrastructure network they need.”
“Through the combination of product innovation, design and sustainability, we have grown to become the largest producer of carpet tile in North America,” said Shaw Chairman and CEO Vance Bell. “We have expanded our existing Cartersville carpet tile facility to its maximum so the Adairsville plant will allow for continued long-term growth in this important product segment. We will also soon open a new carpet tile plant in China to service the Asia market.”
Shaw currently operates six facilities in Bartow County, including another carpet tile manufacturing facility located in Cartersville. Shaw employs approximately 15,000 associates throughout Georgia.