Shaw to Close Nylon Extrusion Facility in South Carolina
Dalton, GA, May 3, 2019-Shaw Industries announces its plan to shift production from its nylon extrusion yarn facility in Clemson, South Carolina to other Shaw facilities throughout the Southeast.
The consolidation process will begin immediately, with operations ceasing at the facility (known as Plant 8T) by the end of June.
The 250 associates currently employed at the facility will have the opportunity to apply for open positions available at Shaw's other locations in South Carolina and throughout the U.S.
The plant began operations in 1971 as American Enka. Shaw acquired the facility in October 2005 from Honeywell Nylon.
Over the past five years, Shaw has invested more than $1.5 billion in its people, processes and products throughout the United States including numerous expansion and modernization efforts currently underway throughout the Southeast; these include Plant 65, Andalusia, Alabama, $250 million investment; Plant 10, Decatur, Tennessee, $42 million investment; and Plant 8S, Columbia, South Carolina, $45 million. By leveraging its investments in newer and advanced technology, this consolidation allows Shaw to more fully utilize newer facilities with a broader range of capabilities while meeting ever-changing customer demands.