One-Day Floor Covering Manufacturing Plant Tour
Nicknamed the “Carpet Capital of the World”, Dalton, Georgia is the home to many of the top floor covering manufacturers. This exclusive tour gives you the opportunity to visit four manufacturing facilities in and around Dalton in one day. Learn how soft and hard surface flooring go from concept to final product and see some of the industry’s latest designs before they launch at DOMOTEX USA.
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Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Cost: $100 per person; includes lunch and bus transportation
7:30 a.m. Depart from Georgia World Congress Center
Stop 1: Shaw Resilient Manufacturing in Ringgold, Georgia
Visit the state-of-the-art facility where consumer-centric product innovations come to fruition. Shaw's residential division includes Anderson Tuftex and USFloors, which are both showcasing products at DOMOTEX USA.
Stop 2: The Dixie Group Headquarters & Residential Business Creative Facility in Dalton, Georgia
Preview displays and working designs for The Dixie Group’s residential carpet lines, including Dixie Home, Fabrica and Masland. The company’s designers will share their thought process behind these product designs and patterns as well as discuss the creativity of tufting. Many of the company’s 2019 carpet introductions across all three lines will be on display.
Lunch at The Dixie Group Headquarters
Stop 3: Engineered Floors SAM Plant in Dalton, Georgia
Witness the manufacturing process from start to finish at the more than two million square foot SAM plant. Beginning in extrusion and following the process through twisting, heat set, tufting, coating, and distribution, see how Engineered Floors makes its proprietary PureColor solution-dyed carpet.
Stop 4: Beauflor USA Sheet Vinyl Facility in White, Georgia
See the creation of Beauflor’s crafted sheet vinyl from beginning to end. The company will preview how sheet vinyl is formed on a glass fiber interlayer and may preview the manufacturing process for Beauflor’s proprietary textile backing, Blacktex.
5:30 p.m. Return to Georgia World Congress Center
For additional information about the plant tour, contact Ashley Olian, Audience Development Manager at Hannover Fairs USA at +1 (773) 796-4250 x225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRECLUSION STATEMENT: DOMOTEX USA may be required to preclude attendees from attending a tour. This step will be taken solely by DOMOTEX USA at the request of our host facilities based upon the proprietary nature of information that is to be presented. The host facility's decisions are final and will be communicated to attendees in advance. All participants on the tour must complete any required waivers and liability release forms after their registration is approved. If your registration is not approved, a full refund will be issued.