Dalton, Ga. and Sanquhar, Scotland, UK -- Shaw Industries Group has acquired Scotland-based carpet tile manufacturer Sanquhar Tile Services (STS). This acquisition expands Shaw’s carpet tile footprint to meet the needs of its global customers, complementing the company’s carpet tile manufacturing facilities in Cartersville and Adairsville, Ga., and Nantong, China.

STS, a long-established and important carpet tile manufacturer in the UK, will continue to serve its customers as part of Shaw’s commercial flooring division. STS' established and experienced leadership team and associates will continue to operate the business as part of Shaw.

“This acquisition positions Shaw as a global carpet tile provider,” said Vance Bell, chairman and CEO of Shaw. “STS will be an important part of our commercial business, and we will make substantial capital investments to enhance and modernize their operations. We’re proud to count STS associates among the 22,000 individuals at Shaw who are working to create a better future for our customers, our communities, our company and each other.”

Frank Williamson, managing director at STS, added, “Shaw’s continued investment in STS will ensure that we are poised to advance our position in the market and to provide our people with rewarding careers as we focus even more heavily on advanced manufacturing techniques that allow us to best meet current and future customer needs.”

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