Shaw Industries Receives Several Awards

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. received several industry honors recognizing its product portfolio, leading edge design, sustainability leadership and customer service from resident flooring and commercial industry publications. 

”These honors reflect the passion and dedication of Shaw associates,” says Vance Bell, Chairman and CEO. “Their commitment to the mission - Great People. Great Products. Great Service. Always. – is reflected daily in the contributions of every Shaw associate.” 

Best Overall Manufacturer and Environmental Leadership: Shaw received two of the highest honors in the 2014 Floor Covering News (FCNews) 

Award of Excellence: Best Overall Manufacturer for the fourth time and Best in Environmental Leadership for the fifth consecutive year. These awards, which reflect the results of FCNews’ annual survey of thousands of flooring industry professionals aimedat identifying the best flooring manufacturers.Sponsored by FCNews and the World Floor Covering Association, the Award of Excellence reflects feedback from industry insiders about the companies they feel consistently provide the best service, have the most responsive sales force, lead in environmental responsibility, have an effective management team, and that provide good value and leading edge design. 

Market Leading Brands and Sustainability Achievement: The ReCo Market Intelligence Survey, published by Floor Covering Weekly, recognized Shaw as the leading brand in carpet, laminate, and hardwood. The ReCo survey, conducted annually by an independent research firm, ranks the standing of top brands within the retail flooring industry. 

Also from Floor Covering Weekly, Shaw received the Pinnacle Award, the highest honor in the Green Step Awards recognizing environmental achievements and stewardship. The company received additional recognition for promotion of its partnership with St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Excellence in Service, Design and Quality: Additionally, Shaw claimed several top places in the retailer survey conducted by Floor Focus placing in the top three for service, design and quality in hardwood and carpet. 

Commercial Design Leadership: Shaw’s commercial brands once again garnered top honors at NeoCon, North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. Shaw Contract Group won a Best of NeoCon award for the 13th consecutive year, a honor no one else in the industry can proclaim. Patcraft earned the brand’s second Best of NeoCon award for by addressing a growing interest in mixing hard and soft surface products. Contract Design magazine presents the Best of NeoCon Awards. 

Shaw Hospitality Group won Best of Show for Flooring and Best of Competition for the Be Bold collection at the 2013 Hospitality and Design Expo and Conference, the premier trade show for the hospitality design industry. Presented by Hospitality Design magazine, the show is at the forefront of the newest and most innovative products and services, encouraging and sharing ideas, providing inspiration and connecting the industry.


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