Shaw Investing $250 Million to Modernize Alabama Fiber Plant

Dalton, GA, December 7, 2018-Shaw is investing $250 million in its Andalusia, Alabama manufacturing facility, which creates fiber used to manufacture residential carpet.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson and Covington County Commission Chairman Greg White ​joined Shaw associates on December 5 in a celebration of recent achievements at Plant 65 in Andalusia.

The project includes construction of new and expanded building assets and installation of substantial amounts of new manufacturing equipment.

The changes will create even better efficiency, production, ergonomics and safety for the more than 1,200 associates who work at the plant.

Construction began a little over a year ago and modernization efforts will continue through 2020. The facility remains operational throughout the transition.

Pic, left to right: Warren Whitfield, director -fibers manufacturing, Shaw Industries; Rick Hooper, chief counsel, Shaw Industries; Don Archer, global sourcing director -real estate, capital and fleet, Shaw Industries; Greg White, Covington County Commission chairman; Kay Ivey, governor of the State of Alabama; Ron Fantroy, plant manager (65-Andalusia), Shaw Industries; Earl Johnson, mayor, City of Andalusia; Mark Ackerman, senior vice president -soft surface manufacturing, Shaw Industries; David Morgan, executive vice president -operations, Shaw Industries; Paul Rushing, site director -Plant 65, Shaw Industries; Carol Carter, plant manager (65-Andalusia), Shaw Industries; Jeff Swanson, real estate manager, Shaw Industries; TimWolf, group director -fibers, Shaw Industries

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