Shaw Opens Its Commercial Create Centre in Cartersville
Cartersville, GA, October 11, 2017-Shaw has opened its commercial Create Centre in Cartersville, Georgia. The three-story, 67,000-square-foot Centre houses the commercial division’s marketing, design and innovation associates-including its Patcraft and Shaw Contract teams.
Designed by integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, the Create Centre offers a stimulating storytelling environment that is a catalyst for growth and innovation across Shaw’s commercial business units. Supporting Shaw’s client-centric approach, the new workspace provides a collaborative environment that facilitates the sharing of ideas; that ignites fresh thinking; that fosters Shaw’s culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion; and that showcases Shaw Contract and Patcraft’s design and performance leadership.
The Create Centre is an important tool in supporting Shaw’s vision of growth for our commercial business, including global expansion and domestic market leadership. It is a physical symbol of the company’s commitment to think differently and to strategically invest in continued growth and innovation.
The Create Centre is expected to be USGBC LEED certified and features ample daylight and open collaborative spaces. The new building consists of a variety of public and private areas to support different work styles across the organization, with prominent design features such as the central staircase that encourages activity and the orange louver wall that runs along the facade of the building, allowing ample daylight into the building. With an abundance of features focused on staff well being, the Create Centre’s design seeks to enable a culture of sustainability. Envisioned to inspire Shaw’s talented professionals, the Create Centre also serves as a tool in recruiting new talent as the company continues to grow.
This $24 million facility represents Shaw’s ongoing investment in its commercial business. In the past few years, Shaw has significantly grown its commercial sales team; opened new showrooms throughout the world; and invested more than $275 million in new facilities over the past five years in support of its commercial business, including the Create Centre, carpet tile manufacturing in Nantong, China and Adairsville, Georgia and resilient manufacturing in Ringgold, Georgia.