Shaw announces $24 million investment for new Create Centre in Cartersville

From Northwest Georgia News

Dalton-based Shaw Industries announced plans Friday to locate a massive new Create Centre at 230 Douthitt Ferry Road in Cartersville.

The $24 million, 67,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in late 2017. The new Create Centre will provide space for the floor covering company’s commercial division marketing, design and innovation team. Company officials are hoping the new facility will serve as a catalyst for innovation across Shaw’s commercial division.

The new Create Centre is also seen as a tool to the recruitment of new design professionals as the company continues to grow.

“We find value in locating manufacturing, design, marketing and others in close proximity to one another – in the same region, the same state or in this instance the same county,” said Shaw President Randy Merritt in a press release.



Tim Baucom (from left), Shaw; Jeff West, Patcraft; John Stephens, Shaw; Randy Merritt, president of Shaw; Matt Santini, mayor of Cartersville; Bob Chandler, Shaw; Brenda Knowles; Shaw and Hal Long of Shaw break ground for the new Create Centre.  The company is investing $24 million in the new center of innovation. Photo from Northwest Georgia News.