Delos, a family-owned custom rug and carpet manufacturer based in Calhoun, Georgia, is expanding production facilities to meet increasing demand.
“The design community often assumes that textile manufacturing left the country years ago and are unaware that custom rugs are effectively being tufted right here in the U.S. today," said Leah Phillips, co-owner, Delos, Inc.
Phillips said demand for custom area rugs is rising at an all-time high, and designers, purchasers, and showrooms are sourcing American made custom area rugs more than ever before. In addition, U.S. manufacturing offers more dependable delivery than overseas rug manufacturers, and offers some relief from freight costs ,which are on the rise. As a result, Phillips said sales of Delos’ U.S. made custom rugs continue to grow.
In an effort to prepare for future manufacturing volume, the company purchased additional tufting machines over the summer that have been in production for several months. Following Mannington Commercial’s recent acquisition of AtlasMasland’s existing commercial product lines, equipment, and facilities from The Dixie Group, Delos agreed to purchase Masland’s U.S. custom area rug department’s equipment.
"In 2008, the market was ripe for a U.S. custom area rug source, and that is when we entered the scene," Phillips said. "The acquisition of new equipment and talent will continue our growth and provide an even greater source of pride to be a manufacturer in the United States."
Delos collaborates with designers to create soft surfaces for the residential and commercial markets, including hospitality and aircraft. Delos offers American-made rugs that are crafted in the USA and quickly shipped. Delos Journey Made constructions are created by master artisans of the 520-year-old handmade tradition.
For more information, visit thedeloscompany.com.