Shaw Consolidation Improves Efficiency, Service In Rug Division

DALTON, Ga. — December 21, 2010 — Shaw Living, the rug division of Shaw Industries, has begun the
second phase of its rug consolidation plans. In the first phase last year, rug distribution was
consolidated at the division’s Ringgold, Georgia facility. All manufacturing equipment from other
sites will now be moved to the state-of-the-art Ringgold plant over the next several months.

Herb Upton, Shaw Living director of operations, said, “This move will be a significant
benefit to our customers, as it will improve our time to market and customer service. All of our
Shaw Living assets, including R&D, design, manufacturing, sales, and distribution, will now be
centrally located. This undertaking demonstrates our continued commitment to improving our position
as a world-class supplier of machine-made woven and tufted rugs.”

Posted on December 21, 2010

Source: Shaw Industries Group Inc.