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Shaw dedicates staff to bath and scatter rugs

DALTON, Ga. — Shaw Living is in the process of creating a permanent staff of sales representatives to service its bath and scatter rugs and top-of-bed categories — all businesses the company picked up through its 2003 acquisition of Georgia Tufters, said Jeff Meadows, division vice president.

“We’re moving away from independent agents,” he said. “We feel that like this, we’ll have better controls.”

Meadows would not specify how many new sales representative posts the company is looking to fill, only to say it would be “a considerable amount.” The force will be charged with expanding business at the discount stores and home centers.

The company is also planning to create a new vice president of sales post for its area rug business, he said. The person holding that position will report to Meadows.

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