Shaw manager Baker retiring next week

Published 12:42 am Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cary Baker, Shaw Industries’ manufacturing director at Andalusia and Polypropylene Technical Segment, announced his retirement effective Feb. 28.

Baker, a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, began his career at Cone Mills Corporation. He later joined Amoco, playing an instrumental role in making the Bainbridge BCF and color concentrate plants part of Shaw’s acquisition of the manufacturing sites in 1992.

As the director of Shaw’s Andalusia site, Cary served the State of Alabama and the Andalusia community in many capacities, including leadership roles with the Alabama Textile Manufacturers Association, Alabama Textile Education Foundation, Andalusia-Opp Airport Authority, LBW College Foundation, and the Andalusia City Schools Foundation.

“We are so appreciative of Cary Baker’s contributions to Shaw, as he’s not only been a leader within the company, he’s also shared his leadership abilities with the greater Andalusia community,” said Al Scruggs, director, Human Resources. “Baker played a critical role in making Shaw’s polypropylene business competitive, and he helped develop the talents of Shaw’s new generation of leaders, who will continue to further the company’s mission.”

A corporate spokeswoman declined to comment on when a new manager of the local facility might be named.

“Rather than focusing on a timeline, Shaw is concentrating on identifying the best candidate,” Rebecca Treacy-Lenda said.