Shaw’s 1 of top 10 best employers

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Shaw Industries made the top 10 of Forbe Magazine’s America’s Best Employers list.

The carpet manufacturer, which has a plant in Andalusia, was listed at No. 8 on the list, behind Google, Costco Wholesale, Marathon Petroleum, The Container Store, L.L. Bean, Baxter International and BMW Group. Wegmans Food Markets and Harley-Davidson round out the top 10 list at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

“Being recognized as the eighth best employer in America by Forbes magazine is an incredible honor,” Shaw Industries said in a statement. “Our company has a tradition of valuing our associates and creating opportunities for their growth and development – a tradition we will uphold. We continuously respond to the changing needs of our people and the changing needs of our business to foster a great place for people to work.”

Shaw Industries Group Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., the company manufactures and distributes carpeting, rugs, hardwood, laminate and ceramic tile for residential and commercial applications worldwide.