In 1946, Shaw Carpet Industries got it start as the Star Dye company. It was a small business that dyed tufted scattered rugs. Many events contributed to the transformation of the company into the world’s largest manufacturer of carpet, so many that it was actually hard to track information down. In 1958, with a massive $300,000 in sales (massive for that time), the company decided to expand by changing to Star Finishing Company.
A holding company was formed in 1967, with a main focus to acquire the Philadelphia Carpet Company which was founded in 1846. After a year the holding company added Star Finishing to the mix, it becamey the company’s first major move into carpet manufacturing. Finally in 1971, after many years of building a brand, the company went public as Shaw Industries, Inc. Ever since, Shaw carpet has been a household name that we have grown up knowing.
After the public caught on to the innovative designs, styles, and technologies, the business really took off. In 1985 Shaw made its first appearance on the list of America’s largest corporation in the Fortune 500, They achieved this amazing feat by making more than $500 Million in sales while having close to 5,000 employees. Pretty Impressive.
By continually changing its service and adding more value for the customers, it had and is still having incredible company developments, including: