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Shaw Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of carpets and flooring. Times Free Press file photo Shaw Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of carpets and flooring. Times Free Press file photo
MARION COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

Shaw Industries announced Tuesday plans to expand its facility in South Pittsburg.

The company plans to invest $40 million into its Marion County facility and will create 25 new jobs.

"Tennessee has the best balance sheet in the country and the kind of business friendly environment where incumbent companies like Shaw Industries Group, Inc. can feel confident to reinvest and further their growth," says Bill Hagerty, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner.

"The expansion of the South Pittsburg hardwood operations is an important component in our overall hardwood strategy," Shaw Chairman and CEO Vance Bell said. "By investing in this plant and our other hardwood facilities, we are enhancing our ability to offer the widest product mix, the most innovative design, and the greatest quality and service to our customers."

The facility, located on East 11th Street, produces hardwood and currently employs 200 people.
This is the latest in a series of expansion announcements from Shaw, which recently unveiled plans for a new carpet tile plant in Adairsville, Ga., opened a carpet tile plant in China to serve the Asian market, and announced the expansion of its distribution and extrusion operations in northwest Georgia.

Marion County could not be more pleased to see the commitment of additional capital investment and new jobs being created by Shaw Industries Group, Inc. in our county," Marion County Mayor John Graham said. "We greatly appreciate the confidence the company has shown in our citizens and community by announcing this expansion in South Pittsburg."

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