Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world's largest carpet manufacturer with more than $4 billion in annual sales and approximately 22,300 employees worldwide. It is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia.

Focus on Leadership: Tim Baucom shares his thoughts on how Shaw will stay relevant - May 2019

Interview by Kemp Harr It may seem like fate that the man once nicknamed “Tim Shaw-com” was recently named president of Shaw Industries, but Tim Baucom doesn’t take his appointment...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-on-leadership-tim-baucom-shares-his-t...

Shaw Flooring Network Convention: Shaw renews its commitment to its aligned retail partners - Mar 2019

By Beth Miller Shaw Industries’ biennial aligned dealer convention, held the third week of January in Orlando, was a bit of a departure from Shaw’s previous meetings with its most loyal ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-flooring-network-convention-shaw-renew...

Beyond Las Vegas: Product introductions from flooring firms not exhibiting at Surfaces - Jan 2018

By Beth Miller Each year, flooring firms have the option to attend multiple shows, including Surfaces, in order to reveal new products. And each year, some firms choose to go their own way. While Sh...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/beyond-las-vegas-product-introductions-from...

NeoCon 2013 - July 2013

By Darius Helm, Anne Harr, Ruth Simon McRae, and Jessica Chevalier   There was a relaxed but upbeat mood at this year’s NeoCon contract design expo, and the return to color along with t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2013--july-2013

Shaw and US Floors, Unilin patent battle: Strategic Exchange - Nov 2016

By Kemp Harr What has happened to the U.S. economy in the last 15 years? From 1950 to 2000, the U.S. economy grew at an average rate of 3.5% annually. But since 2000, the average growth rate per year...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-and-us-floors-unilin-patent-battle-str...

Shaw Presents Advantage 04 Program to Retailers

Dalton, GA, May 14--Shaw Industries recently completed presentations of its Shaw Advantage 04 program to floorcovering retailers throughout the country. Introduced last year, the Shaw Advantage is a c...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-presents-advantage-04-program-to-retai...

Exit Interview: Retiring Shaw president Randy Merritt - Dec 2017

Interview by Kemp Harr On the day I interview Randy Merritt for this article, he has worked at Shaw Industries for 41 years, seven months and 16 days, a fact he casually mentions amid our discussion....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/exit-interview-retiring-shaw-president-rand...

Create Centre: Shaw’s new design center is positively impacting more than just its products - Apr 2019

By Beth Miller When Shaw set out to build its new Create Centre, the $25 million home for its Shaw Contract and Patcraft brands, its goal was for the facility to function as a laboratory, a place in...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/create-centre-shaws-new-design-center-is-po...

NeoCon 2017: This year's show was bigger and busier than in recent years - July 2017

By Darius Helm, Beth Miller, Ruth Simon McRae and Anne Harr By every metric, this year’s NeoCon, held at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from June 12 to 14, was a success. The hallways were cr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2017-this-years-show-was-bigger-and-...

Brand Report 2018: Manufacturers contend with shifting marketing variables - Nov 2018

By Beth Miller Right now, the marketing landscape is shifting. As younger generations with progressive buying habits start to buy and own homes, the ways in which flooring manufacturers communicate wi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/brand-report-2018-manufacturers-contend-wit...

Focus On Leadership: Shaw veteran Carrie Edwards takes the helm of residential marketing - Mar 2019

Interview by Kemp Harr Carrie Edwards Isaac, vice president of residential marketing and consumer strategy for Shaw Industries, grew up in Georgia and attended Mercer University with the intent to b...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-on-leadership-shaw-veteran-carrie-edw...

Robert Shaw's Shift of Focus

Dalton, GA, July 28, 2006--In none of its forms was "retire" used in Shaw Industries Inc.'s announcement of CEO Bob Shaw's plan to leave that post Sept. 1, according to the Chattanooga Times/F...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/robert-shaw39s-shift-of-focus

Shaw's Ken Jackson: Focus on Leadership

  Interview by Kemp Harr   Ken Jackson was born in Nashville and grew up in Tucker, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. Jackson studied accounting as an undergraduate at the University of Geor...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaws-ken-jackson-focus-on-leadership

Top 250 Design Survey 2007 - October 2007

By Darius Helm This year’s survey leaves little doubt that the commercial market has remained stronger and more diversified than ever for a third year in a row. But for the first time in...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/top-250-design-survey-2007--october-2007

Beyond Las Vegas: New introductions from companies not exhibiting at Surfaces - Jan 2017

By Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier Not every flooring firm exhibits at Surfaces. This year, Shaw will show its products through its regional dealer conventions, as it has since 2003. Other prominen...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/beyond-las-vegas-new-introductions-from-com...

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, An...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-investing-250-million-to-modernize-ala...

Shaw Names Bradshaw Environmental Marketing Manage

Dalton, GA, July 25, 2006--Shaw Industries has announced the appointment of John Bradshaw to the newly created position of environmental marketing manager to aid in Shaw’s restart of the Evergreen nyl...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-names-bradshaw-environmental-marketing...

25 Years of Change: Industry veterans look back on the past quarter century - Aug/Sep 2017

By Kim Gavin Twenty-five years ago, when Floor Focus launched its inaugural issue, carpet was king of the flooring industry, commanding a 75% marketshare with a healthy number of players. Consolidati...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/25-years-of-change-industry-veterans-look-b...

Top 250 Design Survey 2006 - October 2006

By Maurie Welsh O'Neill When times are good, people don’t complain as much as they do when times are bad. The nation’s Top 250 designers are certainly more content this year than t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/top-250-design-survey-2006--october-2006

Focus on Leadership: Scott Sandlin is a man of many missions - July 2020

Interview by Kemp Harr After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Scott Sandlin joined Shaw Industries as a sales management trainee. In the ensuing 34 years, he has served in a variety of r...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-on-leadership-scott-sandlin-is-a-man-...

Carpet Sustainability Review - Aug/Sep 2010

By Darius Helm & Jessica Chevalier There are two ways in which the U.S. carpet industry is a model for domestic manufacturing. One is that it has firmly maintained its position while furniture an...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/carpet-sustainability-review--augsep-2010

Sustainability: Market Update - Aug/Sep 2013

By Darius Helm   It’s likely that 2013 will turn out to be a pivotal year in the development of sustainable manufacturing and the greening of the built environment. But even though sign...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/sustainability-market-update--augsep-2013

Made in America: Amid tariffs and coronavirus, domestically produced flooring may gain preference. - April 2020

By Meg Scarbrough It’s no secret that China plays a dominant role in the world’s flooring manufacturing. The region currently accounts for billions in flooring imports into the U.S. each...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/made-in-america-amid-tariffs-and-coronaviru...

Modular Carpet Report: Rewriting the script on sector-specific and product-specific plans - Feb 2019

By Beth Miller An elevated end-use focus by manufacturers is transforming the production and marketing of carpet tile, not simply influencing design, performance and maintenance considerations, but al...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/modular-carpet-report-rewriting-the-script-...

Carpet Tile: 21st Century Flooring - February 2013

  By Jessica Chevalier & Darius Helm   Carpet tile’s unique performance attributes first captured the attention of the commercial market over 30 years ago, but its meteoric grow...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/carpet-tile-21st-century-flooring--february...

Strategic Exchange - February 2013

By Kemp Harr   Very few people would dispute that an industry with a diverse range of suppliers is usually better served than one with just a few large suppliers.In the last year, we’ve...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/strategic-exchange--february-2013

Distribution Evolution - August/September 2006

By FRANK O'NEILL, Publisher When I heard that Julian Saul was retiring as president of Shaw Industries, I wasn’t too surprised. Julian had talked about retiring. But just a few weeks lat...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distribution-evolution--augustseptember-200...

Enthusiastic Outlook Fuels Continued Investment: Strategic Exchange - Feb 2017

By Kemp Harr January was a blur with all the travel back and forth to shows, and there is no shortage of change in the flooring business. Not only is the WPC/rigid core/LVT business continuing to evo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/enthusiastic-outlook-fuels-continued-invest...

Engineered Floors' James Lesslie: Focus on Leadership - Jan 2016

Interview by Kemp Harr Assistant to the chairman at Engineered Floors, James Lesslie grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, the son of an Internal Revenue Service manager and a teacher. After earni...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/engineered-floors-james-lesslie-focus-on-le...

Shaw Forms Shaw Hospitality Group

Dalton, GA--April 26, 2007 – Shaw Industries announces the formation of Shaw Hospitality Group, an overarching commercial hospitality brand comprised of Shaw Hospitality and Design Origins. &nb...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-forms-shaw-hospitality-group-