RINGGOLD, Georgia (WDEF) Shaw isn’t just about carpet making anymore.
The entire carpet industry is diversifying these days to keep up with consumer demands.
Shaw Industries continues the trend by completing a $30 million investment in composite core LVT flooring.
The company is expanding their Resilient Manufacturing facility in Ringgold as a result (called Plant RP).
They began making LVT their in 2016.
Now Plant RP will be producing USFloors WPC and rigid core products by the end of the third quarter this year.
It is a first of its kind investment in the U.S.
“In the past few years, Shaw has invested significantly in people, products, processes and plants to ensure we meet customer expectations for high-quality products and superior service,” stated Vance Bell, Shaw Chairman and CEO.
Company officials say they will expand the already varied line of products at Plant RP.
“Fueled by the acquisition of USFloors and the opening of Plant RP, Shaw is expanding rapidly in the high-growth resilient and composite core category,” said Bell. “The expansion of our manufacturing capabilities at this facility positions us for continued success.”
The product expansion will boost employment at the Ringgold facility to 250.
100 people are working their now.