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Star Dye Co. Created

1946

Founded by Clarence Shaw and John McCarty

Robert Shaw Becomes CEO

1958

After the death of his father and founder Clarence Shaw

Star Finishing Co. Created

1960

Founded by Robert and his brother Bud Shaw in Dalton, GA

Shaw brothers aquire Philadelphia Carpet Co

1967

Philadelphia Carpet Co. was established in 1958

Philadelphia Holding Co. established

1967

Philadelphia Carpet Co. and Shaw-owned companies merged with Bud Shaw as president.

Shaw Industries goes public

1971

Renamed Shaw Industries

1971

Purchased New Found Industries

1972

Producer of fine-gauge carpet yarns

Purchased Elite Processing Co

1974

Purchased Syntex Yarns

1974

Eliminated outside distributors

1982

This was a result of restructured sales operations, sales were up 45% in 1982 and 80% by 1985

Acquired West Point-Pepperell's carpet/rug division

1987

Acquired Armstrong World Industries carpet division

1987

Acquired Amoco Fibers

1992

Carpet Fiber plants

Acquired Salem Carpet Mills

1992

This was the #2 US publicly held carpet maker

Purchase of Australian carpet companies

1993

Capital Carpet Industries and Invicta Group Industries

Purchase of UK carpet companies

1993

Kosset Carpets and Abingdon Carpets

Entered Mexican market via joint venture

1994

Joint venture with Terza, S.A. de C.V.

Purchases in more UK and Mexico companies

1995

Purchased UK maker Coats Viyella and stakes in Mexican maker Tapetes Luxor and Santa Rosa

Bud Shaw retires, Robert Shaw takes over

1995

Failed attempt to enter carpet retailing

1996 - 1998

Purchased carpet retailers Bell-Mann, Bode Flooring, Carpetland USA, Doster Floor Covering, New York Carpet World. Sold 2 years later to Maxim Group (now Flooring America).

Purchased Queen Carpet

1998

4 carpet maker at the time

Julian Saul becomes president

1998

She was previously the owner of Queen Carpet.

Sold Carpets International

1998

Sold Australian operations

2000

sold to New Zealand based Feltex Carpets Ltd.

Berkshire Hathaway purchase, 87%-100%

2001 - 2002

Purchased Georgia Tufters

2003

Purchased various portions of The Dixie Group

2003

"the company bought about a half dozen yarn, tufting, dyeing, finishing, carpet recycling, needlebond, and distribution facilities"

Acquired Honeywell's nylon carpet business

2005

Including the Zeftron and Anso brand names.

Vance Bell becomes new CEO

2006

Robert Shaw retires

Clear Path Recycling started

2009

Joint venture between Shaw and DAK Americas, this will recycle about 5 billion post consumer PET products.