Shaw Investing $45 Million to Up Nylon & Polyester Capacity in SC

Columbia, SC, August 27, 2015—Shaw has announced it is investing at least $45 million in its Lexington County, South Carolina carpet fiber plant for additional capacity for both nylon and polyester production.

The investment will create more than 50 new jobs.

The plant's new polyester extrusion operations will include the use of recycled plastic beverage bottles, expanding Shaw's use of the material. On average, Shaw recycles three billion plastic drink bottles annually at its Clear Path Recycling facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a joint-venture with DAK Americas. Fiber made from that recycled plastic is used in Shaw’s ClearTouch residential carpet products.

Production on the new equipment will begin at the Lexington County plant in the fourth quarter of 2015.