Dalton, Ga.-based carpet manufacturer and floor covering supplier Shaw Industries Group Inc. has
announced plans to shut down its Plant 07 spun yarn facility in Calhoun, Ga., and Plant WL filament
yarn facility in Valdosta, Ga., because of decreasing demand for certain flooring products in the
housing market. The two plants, which together employ approximately 600 people, will stop
production over the next several weeks.
Shaw will work to transfer employees to positions at its other locations as they become
available, and will partner with the Georgia Department of Labor to offer counseling, outplacement
assistance and retraining. The company also will work with regional employers to help impacted
employees who do not relocate to other Shaw plants find new work opportunities.
March 31, 2009