Thu., August 29, 2013 7:22pm (EDT)

500 New Jobs Coming To Adairsville
By Associated Press
Updated: 11 months ago

Adairsville, GA  —  
 State officials have announced that a carpet manufacturing company is planning to add 500 new jobs in northwest Georgia.  Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that Shaw Industries Group. Inc. is expecting to invest $85 million to build a carpet tile facility in Adairsville — which is about 20 miles northeast of Rome. (photo courtesy of Ashley Fisher via flikr)
State officials have announced that a carpet manufacturing company is planning to add 500 new jobs in northwest Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that Shaw Industries Group. Inc. is expecting to invest $85 million to build a carpet tile facility in Adairsville — which is about 20 miles northeast of Rome. (photo courtesy of Ashley Fisher via flikr)
State officials have announced that a carpet manufacturing company is planning to add 500 new jobs in northwest Georgia.

Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that Shaw Industries Group. Inc. is expecting to invest $85 million to build a carpet tile facility in Adairsville — which is about 20 miles northeast of Rome.

Adairsville was struck by an EF3 tornado in late January. State insurance officials said the twister caused an estimated $75 million in damage and decimated a steel manufacturing facility.

Deal says construction on the facility is expected to begin in 2014, and the plant will sit on a more than 117-acre plot of land.

State officials say Shaw Industries Group is Bartow County's largest employer and currently operates six facilities there.