Carpet Mill Tours – SF XI 2009

Subject: Shaw Carpet Mill Tour, Friday, October 2, 2009


Friday, October 2, 2009
Group 1
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development
1010 V.D. Parrott Jr. Pkwy. Dalton, GA 30722

Group 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development
1010 V.D. Parrott Jr. Pkwy. Dalton, GA 30722

Take I-75 NORTH to exit 333. Turn right at traffic light onto WALNUT AVE. Continue approximately 2.5 miles. Go to the 8TH redlight and turn RIGHT on V.D. PARROTT PARKWAY. Take the SECOND DRIVEWAY on the RIGHT. Go to the top of the hill. The Shaw Industries Research & Development Building is the farthest building on the LEFT.

Mill Tour Info and Visitor Guide

Please note: For safety reasons, any person(s) with hair that touches the collar must wear it pinned up close to the head while in the manufacturing environment. Also, all shoes must be closed toe and closed heel – sandals, slides and clogs are not appropriate footwear for tours. Safety glasses will be provided on site.

Other safety reminders:

  • All individuals wishing to tour must be at least 18 years old.
  • Please advise us if the tour group does not speak/understand English and whether or not there will be a translator with the group. If there is a translator, we need to allow more time for the tour.
  • Please advise all individuals attending the tour to sign-in with the guard.
  • Keep away from moving parts while on the tour.
  • Please watch for lift trucks and stay with your tour guide.
  • Most tours require a lot of walking so be prepared.
  • Wheelchairs are not provided.
  • No photography is allowed in the facility.
  • Please note: No smoking is allowed on the premises due to the fire hazards involved


  1. The educational tour of the Shaw carpet mill in the carpet capital of the world, Dalton Ga at Summerfest was great experience. I learned a lot, it was very informative. I recommend that every professional carpet cleaner should tour carpet mills and gain a greater understanding of the product they are working with daily. Thanks for the opportunity.
    ~Your Carpet Cleaner

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