Shaw Industries Ranks No. 8 Among Forbes’ America’s Best Employers 2015

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Shaw Industries is the highest rated manufacturing employer and the only ranked company within the floorcovering industry to appear on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers 2015.

“This prestigious designation speaks volumes about our commitment to continually respond to the changing needs of our associates, while participating in a competitive business environment,” said Vance Bell, Chairman and CEO of Shaw Industries.

Shaw Industries has been ranked No. 8 out of 500 companies named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers 2015. The company is the highest rated manufacturing employer and the only ranked company within the floorcovering industry.

“Our ability to attract and retain the best possible people and to help them achieve their highest potential is key to remaining competitive in an ever-evolving, fast-changing global economy and a key factor in realizing Shaw’s vision of creating a better future,” said Vance Bell, chairman and CEO of Shaw Industries. “This prestigious designation speaks volumes about our commitment to continually respond to the changing needs of our associates, while participating in a competitive business environment.”

More than 20,000 employees at companies with at least 2,500 people were surveyed for the America’s Best Employers List. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use innovative technology and proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. Participation in the survey was voluntary, and respondents were recruited from thousands of sources to maximize reach and representation.

Shaw Industries’ ranking reflects the company’s intense focus on people. By regularly soliciting feedback from both hourly and salaried associates, it remains cognizant of the needs and concerns of it’s workforce and adjusts or develops programs as necessary.

“Many initiatives, from our nationally-recognized training program to the recently launched Women’s Innovation Network, have been developed as a result of careful listening to our associates,” said Shaw Vice President of Human Resources Paul Richard. “Our approach to talent management aims to align all our people processes with Shaw’s business objectives and creates even greater opportunity, transparency and clarity for our people.”

For more information on career opportunities available with Shaw Industries, visit http://www.shawfloors.jobs.

About Shaw Industries
The world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a vertically integrated manufacturer that supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile & stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $4.8 billion (USD) in annual sales and 23,000 associates, Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, with salespeople and/or offices located throughout the U.S., as well as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://shawfloors.com/about-shaw.

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