Shaw Industries to Buy Anderson

Dalton, Ga.- September 14, 2007 – Shaw Industries Group, Inc. said it will purchase The Anderson Family of Companies based in Clinton, South Carolina.


Anderson has been in the hardwood flooring business for over 61 years and sells under various brands including Anderson, Virginia Vintage, Appalachian, Biltmore Estate and the Anderson Pacific brand.


Anderson is a fully integrated producer of hardwood flooring.


“We are very excited about Anderson joining Shaw Industries," said Vance D. Bell, Shaw CEO. " Anderson has a longstanding  reputation for product innovation, styling and premier quality.  We are pleased that Don Finkell and the entire management team of Anderson are joining Shaw and we welcome all Anderson associates to the Shaw team."


Bell said that Shaw would continue the Anderson name.


Don Finkell, president and CEO of Anderson, said, “Joining Shaw Industries will allow Anderson to keep being Anderson but with even greater resources."


The closing of the transaction is expected to be completed soon. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


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