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Shaw Industries Provides Aid to 17 Northwest Georgia School Districts


Leading flooring manufacturer helps NWGA RESA prepare for students' safe return to the classroom.

DALTON, Ga. (PRWEB) August 06, 2020

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) partnered with the Northwest Georgia Regional Education Service Agency (NWGA RESA), the Georgia Department of Education, GEMA, and the Governor's office to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other safety supplies recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for students' safe return to the classroom this month.

Shaw Transport sent four tractor trailer trucks to Macon, Ga in late July to pick up approximately 150,000 lbs of PPE/Safety Supplies for the 17 school districts served by NWGA RESA. The equipment will be used to help protect 135,000 students, teachers and school system staff.

"We are so proud of our Northwest Georgia team for helping plan the logistics and successfully responding with our people and resources to help with this important initiative," said Deanna Mathis, Shaw's director of community outreach and corporate giving. "It's ingrained in our corporate culture and part of our vision to create a better future for our communities in which we live and work."

Summary of Shaw's Efforts:

  • Shaw sent four 53' tractor trailers to Macon, Ga. to pick up approximately 150,000 lbs of PPE/Safety Supplies for the 17 school districts served by NWGA RESA
  • Drivers delivered supplies to destinations in Paulding, Floyd, Bartow, and Catoosa Counties (one trailer each). School systems are scheduled to pick up their supplies from those locations
  • A total of 106 pallets of material was delivered; approximately 40,000 lbs per trailer
  • School Systems impacted by this effort: Bartow County, Cartersville City, Dalton City, Gordon County, Calhoun City, Catoosa County, Chickamauga City, Walker County, Paulding County, Floyd County, Rome City, Breman City, Chattooga County, Dade County, Polk County, Trion City, and Haralson County.
  • Equipment will be used to help protect 135,000 students, teachers and school system staff

Shaw believes addressing the needs of the communities in which it operates is just one of the many ways the company can work together with local organizations to create a better future. The company extends its sincerest gratitude to the Shaw associates who volunteered with this initiative and represented our company's core values.

For more information on the company's philanthropic efforts and how Shaw promotes a ‘people first' culture, visit

About Shaw Industries

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are more than 20,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with more than $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, or to join our industry-leading team, visit

About Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency

Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) is governed by the Board of Control. The Board of Control is comprised of the superintendents of the 17 Northwest (RESA) school systems, the presidents of the three public colleges in the region, and a representative from a regional library system.

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