Shaw Industries bringing 500 jobs to Adairsville

1:59 PM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. -- Shaw Industries Group Inc. is building a new facility in Bartow County, creating 500 jobs.

The carpet manufacturer will make modular carpet tiles at the new facility. It will also bring about $85 million to the area.

Construction on the new building is expected to begin next year. It will be located near the intersection of Highway 140 and Hall Station Road in Adairsville.

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

Shaw is already Bartow County's largest employer, according to the governor's office. About 15,000 Georgians work for the company.

"Shaw has played an important part in establishing Georgia as a global leader in the floor covering industry," Georgia Department of Economic Development commissioner Chris Cummiskey said in a statement. "We couldn't be more pleased to see this aggressive growth from one of Georgia's top corporate citizens."

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