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Shaw Industries To Invest $100 Million to Expand Operations
Increased market demand generates opportunities for greater efficiency and new job creation


Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw), the world's largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, is investing $100 million to streamline its distribution network and expand its fiber extrusion facility in Northwest Georgia. These investments will expand capacity for projected growth, add approximately 175 jobs and improve service to its customers. This follows Shaw's recent announcement of plans to invest $85 million to build a carpet tile manufacturing plant in Adairsville, Ga. that will employee 500 associates, and the company's opening of a carpet tile facility in Nantong, China, to serve Asia. 


"As our end-use markets recover, we are accelerating our investments in our business. This will benefit not only our customers, but our associates and the communities where we operate," said Shaw Chairman and CEO Vance Bell. 


"Shaw Industries has been a pillar of our community for many years, and we are pleased to assist them with their latest expansion," says Brian Anderson, President and CEO of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. "This expansion will continue to strengthen our local economy and provide quality jobs desired by our community."


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Living Cheaply
Dalton listed as most affordable place to live in country

A new study of government data by the Wall St. Cheat Sheet ranks Dalton as the lowest cost metro area in the country. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that average prices paid by consumers for the mix of goods and services consumed in the area are about 15.3 percent below the national average.


Read the rest of the article from EDGE magazine.

Staff Member to Join Real Estate Company
Alex Stall leaving for position at Jones Lang LaSalle

Alex Stall, senior project manager with the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, is leaving at the end of the month to join the Markets Group of Jones Lang LaSalle as an Economic Development Specialist. Stall has held his current position since joining the Development Authority in July 2010. We wish him the best of luck!

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