Shaw Industries has acquired Georgia Tufters, Inc., headquartered in Calhoun, Ga., from majority owners Jeff and Fredrick Brown.

“We are very pleased with this strategic acquisition,” said Jeff Meadows, head of Shaw's rug division. “Georgia Tufters has been a well-managed operation, with product lines highly complementary to our current offerings of custom tufted, fabricated, printed, and machine-woven rugs.

Meadows lauded the Georgia Tufters management team for maintaining excellent relationships with their key customers in the mass merchant, catalog, and specialty store categories.

“We will now be able to offer our combined customers an even broader selection of rug products with unmatched style, value and quality," he added.

Georgia Tufters, whose primary product lines include tufted bathroom and scatter rugs, will become part of Shaw's Rug Division and will maintain operations at the Calhoun manufacturing site.