Carpet Maker Shaw to Add Recycling Facility

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 22, 2014

1 Min Read
Carpet Maker Shaw to Add Recycling Facility

Carpet manufacturer Shaw Industries Group Inc. will add a recycling operation in Ringgold, Ga., at a cost of $17 million.

The new Evergreen facility creates 70 jobs and expands the Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw’s reclamation and recycling program, according to a news release.

The Evergreen Ringgold unit will create a high-purity, post-consumer recycled material that can be used in a range of applications.

“Evergreen Ringgold expands our efforts to keep end-of-use carpet out of landfills,” said Paul Murray, Shaw vice president of sustainability and environmental affairs. “By expanding our recycling portfolio, we are illustrating our continued commitment to converting something that historically may have been seen as waste into a resource that has a longer life in the economy.”
The new recycling operation should begin operations in 2015 and will be located in a former Shaw rug distribution center. Georgia’s QuickStart workforce training program will work with Shaw to train the workers for the facility.

Shaw also has committed 100-percent of its products to being certified in its Cradle-to-Cradle program.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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