Shaw To Build New Carpet Recycling Plant

Dalton, GA, June 24, 2014 -- Shaw Industries said it will invest $17 million to build a new Evergreen recycling plant in Ringgold, Georgia.

The investment would create at least 70 new full-time jobs as the company expands its recycling program. It already operates a plant in Augusta, Georgia.
 
The facility will be operational in 2015 and will be located in what was previously Shaw Plant 37 – a rug distribution center. Shaw recently exited the area rug business.

Shaw said it has recycled more than 700 million pounds of carpet since 2006 via the company’s take-back program and an expansive reclamation network.

Evergreen Ringgold will focus on recycling nylon and polyester carpet. Shaw will create a high purity post-consumer recycled material that can be used in a broad range of applications.
 
“Evergreen Ringgold expands our efforts to keep end-of-use carpet out of landfills,” says Paul Murray, Shaw vice president of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs.
 
Shaw said that 64% of the products the company sells are Cradle to Cradle certified, and Shaw has committed to 100 percent of its products being designed to Cradle to Cradle protocols by 2030.
 
Shaw worked closely with the Catoosa County Development Authority, the City of Ringgold and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).
 



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