Philly Queen Commercial leverages the strength, stability and expertise of its parent company, Shaw Industries, Inc., the world's largest carpet manufacturer.
Shaw is a complete flooring provider; producing carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile and area rugs for the residential and commercial markets.
Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw has manufacturing facilities in seven states and Mexico. A global brand, Shaw sales reps and dealer partners are located in Europe and Asia. As a vertically integrated organization, Shaw controls the quality of its products from fiber extrusion through recycling, bring added value to its customers.
Shaw’s dominant market share, strong management team, innovative thinking and quality performance gained support from Berkshire Hathaway president Warren Buffett, leading to Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of Shaw in 2001. Shaw regularly invests capital to augment its manufacturing, distribution and recycling capabilities. Shaw's transportation fleet is one of the largest private fleets in the U.S. Through the Shaw Learning Academy, a top 100 training organization, the company invests in the development of its best resource: its people.
Shaw believes diversity is more than race, gender, or age. Diversity is about inclusion and respect of all people. Only by including and training talented people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, will we ensure our vision as a world class organization. Shaw employs 25,000 people worldwide.
The Shaw Quality System is a customized version of the ISO 9001/9002 quality system standards. SQS is the standard for all Shaw operations, with individual facilities and operations responsible for implementing and maintaining quality systems. This system allows Shaw to conduct internal audits to verify and control the quality of all its products.
Shaw employs the Six Sigma business improvement methodology to increase operational excellence, understand complex data and find process solutions. Over 320 Six Sigma Black Belts and Green Belts are employed at Shaw.
Lean manufacturing practices ensure that Shaw achieves the maximum amount of effectiveness from its manufacturing equipment. Because downtime impacts production, shipping, delivery and, potentially, customer satisfaction, Shaw employs Lean ideas to achieve maximum efficiency. Lean helps to determine “waste” and how to eliminate it, producing a streamlined process that ultimately enhances the customer experience.
Environmental Management System
Increasing operating efficiency is a major way that we are reducing our impact. We monitor our processes through the Shaw Environmental Systems(SES), our specialized environmental management system that monitors and reduces our energy, water, emissions and waste. This system is modeled after the requirements of ISO 14001 while tailored to fit the specific needs of a carpet manufacturer. All of our carpet manufacturing plants are certified through the SES. Additionally, our carpet tile facility is certified through ISO 14001.
With manufacturing facilities across eight states and thousands of plant employees, safety is a strong focus for Shaw. Ensuring a safe manufacturing environment helps our people do their best. Safety committees and task forces at the plant level find solutions to potential safety issues and implement recommendations. With buy-in at every level, our employees are committed to a safe working environment.
Unlike some other manufacturers, Shaw enjoys the benefit of being vertically integrated. By controlling nylon polymerization, fiber extrusion, production and reclamation of our products, we can manage cost and ensure the quality of the entire product.
Shaw Integrated Solutions
Providing professional services to the corporate customer, Shaw Integrated Solutions (SIS) is a valuable benefit to our customers due to our size and the resources available to Shaw. SIS provides flooring consultation, standards programs, forecasting, management reports, quantity estimates and installation services, to name a few. SIS leverages a nationwide network of flooring contractors to provide customers with the best price without having to bid out every project. SIS will take care of these details so customers can focus on other aspects of their projects.
Shaw Online is a website giving our customers instant access to order information, product availability and other valuable resources. Through Shaw Online, customers can:
The Customer Service Department is available to accept orders, answer technical questions, schedule shipments, check stock, and secure samples Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Call Customer Service at 877.502.7429 or email at email@example.com.
Transportation & Distribution
Shaw has 30 regional distribution and redistribution hubs in the United States. In addition, Shaw owns the largest trucking fleet in the carpet industry, consisting of over 1,000 tractors and over 4,500 trailers. These trucks make 2 million deliveries each year and travel over 80 million miles. Shaw maintains a domestic and an international freight department. As the largest carpet distributor in the world, Shaw offers the most competitive rates available. Shaw's redistribution transportation network can track shipments at any point between departure and arrival to the customer.
Shaw testing on various cleaning procedures, machines, and chemicals is compiled in our Maintenance Booklet, which is provided with each product to ensure that the customer’s staff is properly informed. Shaw also has a professional training staff to conduct on-site training. The fundamentals will be presented in a one and a half hour training session where questions are welcome. A presentation, "Maximizing Your Carpet Investment," will include all facets of carpet care. Trainers will also work with maintenance crews to devise appropriate maintenance schedules for your facility.
Shaw offers the Commercial Installation Certification Program through the Shaw Learning Academy, named by Training magazine as one of the Top 100 training programs. Installers learn through hands-on interactive sessions over two and a half days in Cartersville, GA, complete with two mill tours. Topics covered include installation methods, adhesives, seam sealers, installation equipment, Shaw backings, floor prep, seaming methods and others. Additionally, the installers learn to use VIT lift system and are certified in the Advantage System. Training concludes with testing and certification. Training seminars are also scheduled across the country and can be brought on-site. Please call 800.471.7429 to register.
Shaw is focused on sustainability through innovation. It's our commitment to creating the most beautiful – and sustainable – flooring in the world. Through innovation, we are creating a better planet for our customers, our employees and our communities in the process.
Continuous improvement drives everything that we do: from maintaining the highest ethical standards, to safeguarding the health and well-being of our employees, conserving energy and water, recycling raw materials, and designing cradle-to-cradle products that can be collected and remanufactured over and over again.
Setting the standard for environmental excellence, social responsibility and product design is more than our responsibility. It's also good business. And it’s our legacy.
To learn more, visit the Environmental section.
Shaw stands on the values of honesty, integrity and hard work. Through these, we strive to be seen as a world-class company as defined by the customers we serve. These values drive our desire to innovate, to continuously improve and to exceed our customer’s expectations in quality, service and value.
Diversity is more than race, gender and age. At Shaw, diversity is about inclusion and respect for people. Only by including and developing talented people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives will we ensure our place as a world-class organization and win in the marketplace. An environment that values and respects the varied backgrounds of all people will allow us to exceed the expectations of our customers, increase our value to stakeholders and provide growth opportunities for our people.
Shaw is extremely active in the communities where its facilities are located. It financially supports many causes and events that serve to better the overall community. Shaw is proud to be a strong corporate citizen and will continue to be an active participant, as this is an important aspect of the Triple Bottom Line: equity, ecology and economy.
Shaw makes regular charitable contributions to the following organizations:
Conasauga River Alliance
Keep Dalton/Whitfield Beautiful
Weekend of Wildlife Program
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Tennessee Environmental Council
Shaw is a proud corporate supporter of the United Way. Through their efforts, the United Way is able to impact a broad segment of the community through their financial support of local organizations. Shaw annually donates to United Way chapters in Northwest Georgia. Our support is led by our employees, who contribute their own time and resources through financial contributions and volunteering.
The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is one of the country's largest supporters of direct care for people that are living with HIV and AIDS, as well as preventive education for those at risk. To date, DIFFA has granted over $35 million to hundreds of AIDS service organizations throughout the U.S.