Shaw Living, the rug division of Shaw Industries, has begun the second phase of its rug consolidation plans. In the first phase last year, rug distribution was consolidated at the division’s Ringgold, Ga., facility. All manufacturing equipment from other sites will now be moved to the Ringgold plant over the next several months.

Herb Upton, Shaw Living director of operations, said, “This move will be a significant benefit to our customers, as it will improve our time to market and customer service. All of our Shaw Living assets, including R&D, design, manufacturing, sales, and distribution, will now be centrally located.”