Shaw Industries Group, Inc. to Expand Operations in Aiken CountyNov 01, 2021 10:19AM ● By David Dykes
Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a leading global flooring provider, announced plans to
expand its operations in Aiken County.
South Carolina Department of Commerce officials said 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. This investment positions Shaw well for the future and represents tremendous career opportunities for current and future associates,” said Shaw Executive Vice President of Operations David Morgan.
“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 Gov. Henry McMaster.
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, the officials said. The location currently employs more than 600 associates.
The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
The state’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project.
Aiken County was also awarded two Set-Aside grants, totaling $1,750,000, to assist with project-related costs.