Shaw Industries announced plans to invest more than $42 million in its Meigs County, Tenn., carpet plant to modernize the facility and allow the company to use both nylon and polyester fiber at this location, including recycled PET.

“By continuing to invest in our people, processes, and products, Shaw is able to provide a diverse product mix, innovative design and the greatest quality and service to our customers,” said Vance Bell, Shaw chairman and CEO. “The upgrades to this facility are indicative of our commitment to advanced manufacturing and enhancing our operations as we rapidly respond to shifts in the market and customer preferences.”

The plant employs approximately 370 associates, with the expansion creating 75 new jobs. The first equipment will be operational in November, with additional machinery coming online through June 2018.

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