Shaw Expands Resilient Manufacturing Capabilities, Adding USFloors Product Lines

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A Shaw associate inspects LVT product manufactured at Plant RP in Ringgold (April 2016).
A Shaw associate inspects LVT product manufactured at Plant RP in Ringgold (April 2016).

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has completed a $30 million investment to manufacture composite core LVT flooring in its resilient manufacturing facility in Ringgold, known as Plant RP. Shaw started manufacturing LVT in this state-of-the-art plant in 2016. This latest installation will manufacture Shaw and USFloors WPC and rigid core products by the end of third quarter this year.

"This marks the first investment and manufacturing of WPC and rigid core products in the U.S. and will confirm the leadership position Shaw and USFloors command in this fastest growing segment of the flooring market today," officials said.



“In the past few years, Shaw has invested significantly in people, products, processes and plants to ensure we meet customer expectations for high-quality products and superior service,” stated Vance Bell, Shaw chairman and CEO. 

“Fueled by the acquisition of USFloors and the opening of Plant RP, Shaw is expanding rapidly in the high-growth resilient and composite core category,” said Mr. Bell. “The expansion of our manufacturing capabilities at this facility positions us for continued success.” 

"Plant RP currently produces multiple LVT platforms to serve residential and commercial markets. All LVT products shipping from Plant RP include Shaw’s new, innovative Scuff Resist Platinum or Exoguard+ top coat that improves scratch and stain resistance. The diversity of products manufactured at this location will continue to expand including the addition of the composite core production line.  

"To provide an expansive portfolio of products to meet diverse customer needs, Shaw will continue working with trusted and respected suppliers. Within this approach, Shaw’s U.S. manufacturing operations provides a number of benefits to Shaw’s customers including fostering greater opportunities for innovation in design and performance and quicker ship times for U.S. customers in particular. 

"More than 100 associates currently work at the facility, which will employ almost 250 at its current planned capacity. This latest announcement builds upon the $100 million invested in the first phase of production at this facility -- with additional investment and expansion expected to continue to meet growing market demand," officials said. 




New Hamilton County Businesses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: 1016 ON NORTHSHORE LEOPOLDO  E ORMAZA SHORT TERM RENTAL 1016 MERONEY CHATTANOOGA TN 37405 3 MOVERS 1 TRUCK LLC MONTY  WILLIAMS MOVING COMPANY VARIOUS LOCATIONS CHATTANOOGA TN 37402 ACCESS CONTROL TECHNOLGIES, LLC SCOTT  UNDERBRINK LOW VOLTAGE INSTALLATION ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar For Sept. 25-29

Here is the calendar for the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce for Sept. 25-29: Tuesday, Sept. 26, Government Contracting: Managing the Maze to Get the Contract 9-11:30 a.m. BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 Are you ready for government contracting? How to sell your products and services to federal, state and/or local governments. How to register ... (click for more)

Female CARTA Driver Has Unknown Liquid Thrown In Her Face; 4 Fellow Employees Also Taken To Hospital; 15 Fire Companies Respond

A female CARTA bus driver had an "unknown liquid" thrown in her face at the rear of the CARTA headquarters by Sholar Avenue on Tuesday morning, fire officials said. It is near Wilcox Boulevard and Holtzclaw Avenue. Four bystanders were also taken to the hospital.  Police said all those affected were CARTA employees, who may have gotten liquid on them while assisting the ... (click for more)

Case Of Murders At Lookout Valley Trailer Park Goes To The Jury With No Defense Proof; State Seeking Life Without The Possibility Of Parole For Morse

The case in which three men were killed and a youth left for dead at a Lookout Valley trailer park is going to the jury with no defense proof. Derek Morse on Tuesday afternoon opted not to take the witness stand in his own defense. The state is asking that he be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the killings of Jon Morris, John "Jake" Lang and ... (click for more)

Titans Hide In The Locker Room

This Sunday, as has been widely reported, the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks both chose to remain in their respective locker rooms during the playing of the National Anthem at Nissan Stadium.  Besides the fact that the NFL game operations manual has a rule regarding player behavior during the playing of the National Anthem which requires them to stand at attention ... (click for more)

Roy Exum - Why Al Took A Stand

“Help me, sir!” 18-year-old Jesse Dietrich cried to his lieutenant. “Please sir, I need help …” the Private First Class begged as blood streamed from where the kid had been shot in the chest during an intense Taliban ambush. The platoon leader had just dragged the 18-year-old by his backpack down a dark alley in withering gunfire, all the while returning fire over the fallen soldier ... (click for more)