Shaw Industries consolidating operations, closing yarn plant in Chatsworth
Shaw Industries is consolidating operations and closing one of its Chatsworth plants.
"Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) plans to shift production from its twist and heatset yarn facility in Chatsworth, Ga. to facilities with a broader range of capabilities that perform similar operations," a spokesperson explained.
The spokesperson said the 260 employees affected will have the opportunity to apply for positions at other Shaw locations.
"The associates at Plant 84 have been instrumental in creating exceptional quality products. As the consolidation process begins, Shaw’s human resources team will assist them with internal job opportunities and one-on-one consultations with Shaw’s talent management team,” states Mark Hartline, senior director of human resources at Shaw. “Supporting associates during this transition is our highest priority.”
The Shaw spokesperson said the company has invested more than $1.5 billion over the past five years in its processes, products and people, which includes expansion and modernization efforts.
"This consolidation allows Shaw to more fully utilize newer facilities with a broader range of capabilities while meeting ever-changing customer demands," a spokesperson explained.
The company said operations at Plant 84 will cease by June.