Dalton's Brown Industries Closing Permanently
Dalton, GA, August 10, 2021-Brown Industries announces that it will cease operations. The company has served the flooring and home improvement industries for more than 60 years.
The company began mass termination of its 433 employees on August 9 and will close its plant in Dalton fully by October 1, as it completes obligations to its customers and business partners.
Brown Industries specialized in POP displays and fixtures, sales kits, swatching, sampling, printing, finishing, direct mail, Lynk Interactive services, distribution services and creative services.
Says the company, "These actions were necessitated due to unforeseen business circumstances. Brown Industries is making every effort to connect their valued associates with the many available jobs in the northwest Georgia and appreciates the support of our community."
According to the Dalton Daily Citizen, "In 1954, James E. Brown, a printing salesman, made what is said to be the first carpet sample device with $200 of wood, glue and scissors and pioneered the sample industry.
"'One of his customers in the then-budding carpet industry complained that the only way to show samples was to carry a trunk load of carpet to cities like Atlanta, New York and Chicago,'
"In 1958, Brown and his wife Mary M. 'Sis' Brown formed Brown Printing. It evolved into Brown Industries. According to the company's website, James Brown 'went to Nashville and bought a combination printing and office supply business. He sold the items he didn’t need, moved the rest to Dalton.'"