Shaw Turns Around Order for Temp. COVID Hospital in Record Time

Dalton, GA, April 6, 2020-Shaw Industries received an order for 60,000 square feet of resilient sheet vinyl to be used in one of four temporary hospitals being constructed to serve the greater New York City metro area during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of those projects-the Westchester County Center, a large convention center in White Plains, New York-required that the product be shipped on a very tight timeline. And, to complicate things further, the order was received on a Saturday morning, when many employees aren’t working. 

Shaw reports, “An internal team was quickly mobilized to get credit approved, the product priced, and inventory released, all by Saturday afternoon. Product and adhesive were moved from Calhoun to Ringgold that evening. By Sunday morning, product had been transported from Plant LG in Adairsville to Plant 47 in Ringgold. The carrier arrived at Plant 47 to be loaded.

“Both Plants LG and 47 are normally closed on Sunday; yet, ten associates volunteered to come in and work to load the truck on their day off. By 10:00 am, the truck was on the road. On Monday, the truck was unloaded in White Plains, and installation began.

“In less than 48 hours from receiving that email, 60,000 square feet of flooring was installed. A building that usually houses basketball games, trade shows, and special concerts, now has a floor to accommodate the sick and those in need as a result of COVID-19.”