Shaw Industries Information

Following is business information on Shaw Industries, one of our largest suppliers of fantastic flooring available to our clients.  It comes from AllBusiness.com.

Shaw Industries Inc. is the largest manufacturer of tufted carpet and the largest producer of polypropylene yarn in the world. Last year, Shaw’s total sales from its presence in more than 85 international markets topped $4 billion. The manufacturer handles every aspect
of carpet production, from processing raw chemicals to the finishing process. In addition, Shaw sells carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, hardwood, laminate and installation services to retailers and end users.
Shaw was founded in 1967 with the merger of Star Finishing Co., which was headed by Robert E. Shaw, and Philadelphia Carpets. In 1971, Shaw went public and discontinued its commission work in 1977. Six years later, Shaw began selling its products directly to retailers.

By the 1980s, Shaw was the sixth largest carpet manufacturer in the world, and the company continued to expand through a series of acquisitions. In 1987, Shaw made its first major acquisition, WestPoint-Pepperell Carpet and Rug Division. Two years later, Shaw acquired Evans Black from Armstrong. In 1992, Shaw acquired the fiber division of Amoco Fabric and Fibers Co. and Salem Carpet. In 1998, Shaw bought Queen Carpets. This year, Shaw Industries was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Today, Shaw employs more than 30,000 people, including a sales force of at least 1,000. The company is based in Dalton, Ga., and has manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Shaw owns 373 acres of buildings in its U.S. operations alone and its distribution centers house a total of 300,000 rolls of carpet ready at any given time to be dyed and quickly rolled out to consumers and retailers.

FACILITIES
Shaw has 53 manufacturing plants in the United States and Mexico. Of those, almost 40 are located in or just outside Dalton and Cartersville, Ga.

Shaw’s sales offices are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Miami and Dalton.
DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
Boston
Chicago
Columbus, Ohio
Cranbury, N.J.
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Fredericksburg, Va.
Houston
Kernersville, N.C.
La Mirada, Calif.
Los Angeles
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Minneapolis
Mobile, Ala.
Orlando, Fla.
Sacramento, Calif.
Salt Lake City
San Francisco, Calif.
Seattle
St. Louis

RESIDENTIAL FLOORING PRODUCTS
Carpet
Philadelphia
TrustMark
Cabin Crafts
Expressive Designs
Sutton
Home Foundations
Salem Carpets
Shaw Mark
Queen Carpet
Tuftex
Evans Black

Shaw Ceramics
Accessories include grout, setting
materials, trim transitions and decorative
accents

Laminate
Decades Laminate Flooring

Rugs (sold under the Shaw Rugs division)
Woven rugs
Braided rugs
Hand-tufted rugs
Fabricated rugs

COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
Carpet
Shaw Commercial
Shaw Stratton
Shaw Networx
Hospitality Designs
Shaw Rugs
Queen Commercial
Patcraft
Designweave
Cumberland
Woven, fabricated, hand-tufted and
braided rugs
Shaw Hardwood Collection

BUYING GROUP AFFILIATIONS
Carpet One
Abbey Carpets
Carpets Plus

WARRANTIES
Warranties vary by product.

CONSUMER MATERIALS
Shaw offers brochures and product catalogs to retailers.

TRAINING
Shaw has established Shaw Carpet College in Dalton, Ga., for retailers. The company offers installation training materials but no formal courses on installation.

KEY PERSONNEL

* Robert E. Shaw: Chairman and CEO
* W. Norris Little: Vice Chairman
* Julian D. Saul: President
* Vance D. Bell: Executive Vice President of Operations
* Kenneth G. Jackson: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
* Cad P. Rollins: Vice President of Administration
* Julius C. Shaw Jr.: Executive Vice President of Investor Relations
* Bennie M. Laughter: Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
* Gerald Embry: Controller

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Shaw Industries Inc.
P.O. Box 2128
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone: 706-278-3812
Fax: 706-275-3735

2 responses to “Shaw Industries Information

  1. very good information on shaw here. after Warren Buffet bought the company, it’s been solidifying its hold on #1 in the US.

  2. gustavo espinoza

    i am interested in carpet installation training, please send me more information. i live in alexandria, va.

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