Shaw Industries to invest $400M for S.C. expansion

Posted November 1, 2021


COLUMBIA, S.C. – Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a leading global flooring provider, announced plans to expand its operations in Aiken County, S.C.


The approximately $400 million investment will create more than 300 new jobs at the manufacturing facility, which creates fiber used to manufacture residential carpet. 


“Our expansion in Aiken represents a significant, long-term investment in our people and processes that will allow us to meet current and future projected market demand for high-quality carpet products,” said Shaw Executive Vice President of Operations David Morgan. “This investment positions Shaw well for the future and represents tremendous career opportunities for current and future associates.”


Located at 136 East Frontage Road in Aiken, Shaw’s expansion will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity and support future growth for new products. This location currently employs more than 600 associates.


“Shaw benefits from a talented, well-trained associate base in Aiken County,” said Shaw Plant 78 (Aiken, S.C.) Plant Manager John Riley. “We’re proud to have been a part of the community for almost 20 years and look forward to continuing to make a positive impact.”


The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.


“The expansion of Shaw Industries Group, Inc.’s operations in Aiken County signals yet another vote of confidence by this great company in South Carolina and our people,” said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. “Congratulations to Shaw on this $400 million investment that will create more than 300 new jobs for our citizens.”


The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Aiken County was also awarded two Set-Aside grants, totaling $1,750,000, to assist with costs related to this project.


Source: S.C. Dept. of Commerce

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