Business: Shaw to expand Ringgold plant; $20 million investment and 55 additional jobs. Former Country Gentleman/Magnolia site sold.

Business: Shaw to expand Ringgold plant; $20 million investment and 55 additional jobs. Former Country Gentleman/Magnolia site sold.

 

Media release: Shaw Industries Group Inc. is expanding its resilient manufacturing capabilities in Ringgold. The company is investing approximately $20 million to add to its existing SPC manufacturing at Plant RP. This latest installment — part two of an anticipated  three-phased expansion — will create approximately 55 new jobs at the facility.

Shaw’s latest SPC expansion will come online in Q1 2021 with an additional phase of expansion being fully realized by Q1 2022. Shaw started manufacturing LVT in this state-of-the-art facility in 2016. Approximately 240 associates currently work at the facility. This latest announcement builds upon Shaw’s significant investment in Plant RP to date.

“Our latest investments address the growing demand for SPC within the resilient category while illustrating our commitment to U.S. manufacturing,” states David Morgan, executive vice president of operations at Shaw. “We’ll continue to invest in manufacturing capabilities, strong sourcing partnerships, robust distribution networks and innovation to continue to be the leader in this category.”

This site on 26 Chateau Drive off U.S. 411 once was home to Country Gentleman and later Magnolia. Photos by Natalie Simms/Hometown.

 

The one-time home of The Country Gentleman and later Magnolia has sold again. The property at 26 Chateau Drive was listed by Andy Kight of Toles,Temple & Wright. The site was listed for sale back in 2009 and Magnolia opened there in 2012 but was gone within a year. The property, built in 1984 but later renovated by Magnolia’s owner,  has been vacant since 2013. It features more than 4,300 square feet under roof. We’ll have additional details on what’s planned next week.

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