Shaw makes Forbes’ list of best employers

Published 1:23 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Company named in America’s Best Employers 2018

Shaw Industries Group, Inc., (Shaw) has been ranked on Forbes magazine’s 2018 list of America’s Best Employers.

The company employs approximately 1,200 associates in Plant 65 in Andalusia.

The local plant is in the midst of a $250 million upgrade to the local plant, which includes construction of new and expanded building assets, and installation of substantial amounts of new manufacturing equipment. The new equipment is expected to be set and operational by mid-2018.

“Even as Shaw continues to invest in new and upgraded manufacturing facilities, we know that our most important asset is our people, ” said Vance Bell, chairman and CEO of Shaw Industries. “More than 22,000 passionate, talented individuals come to work every day at Shaw to produce industry-leading flooring solutions and to create a better future for their families and communities – and our customers and company.”

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes asked 30,000 American employees – 82 percent full-timers – working for large firms or institutions to rate their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of 0 to 10. The employees who took part in the survey were consulted not via their employers but anonymously through several online access panels. The mix of respondents

(gender, age, region, educational level, and ethnicity) in the sample is representative of the overall U.S. workforce. Data was recorded this past August, and the scores were then analyzed using the theory of net promoter score.

“We take pride in fostering an environment that continues to attract and retain the best available talent,” said Mike Fromm, chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Shaw Industries. “In our culture of respect, inclusion and accountability, our associates feel empowered to share their ideas and use their creativity to meet today’s business objectives while developing themselves to meet tomorrow’s challenges.”

About Shaw Industries

Shaw Industries Group’s portfolio of brands, includes Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.