Shaw to contract out its Calhoun rug plant
November 20, 2008,
Dalton, Ga. – In an effort “to maximize efficiencies during a weakening retail market,” Shaw Industries Group, Inc. said it is contracting out the cutting, sewing and packaging functions of its Plant 7G rug facility here.
Shaw said this new arrangement allows it to focus on the tufting, dyeing and coating portions of its operations at the plant. Shaw will partner with a Calhoun, Ga.-based company for the cutting, sewing and packaging functions.
The company said that it is expected that “a significant portion of the reductions will be accomplished through attrition over the remaining months of operation.” There will be 125 employees impacted.
Shaw, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a major U.S. domestic manufacturer of area rugs and carpet as well as other floor coverings, with about $5 billion in annual sales.
Related Content By Author
1200 Suppliers are Ready for You at Intertextile Shanghai
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Most Viewed Articles
See the August 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 50 Retailing Giants Report, plus Manufacturing: Made in the USA gaining ground; International: Portugal ramping up exports; New products: NY Now home textiles introductions; Outlook: Commentary from H&TT's editors; and Planning: Trade show calendar.