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Business and Industry in Dalton

Dalton is the proud home of over 35 international companies, including some that have located their North American headquarters here. Companies such as IVC US Inc., a leading manufacturer of vinyl flooring, and SwissTex America, the maker of the machinery for the carpet and textile industries, have recoginized Dalton as both a great home for manufacturing and as a head of operations.

Just as impressive is the number of companies that were started in Dalton and have gone on to be recognized around the world. Some of these companies include Shaw Industries, Inc., Mohawk Industrues, Beaulieu Group and J & J Flooring Group.

Industry Overview (2014)

Whitfield County Employment % of Jobs Annual Employment Average Wage per job
Total All Industries 100.0% 54,686 $43,056
Total Private Industry 90.3% 49,368 $43,628
Accomodations & Food Services 5.9% 3,218 $14,716
Administration & Waste Services 3.2% 1,747 $52,104
Agriculture & Forestry 0.2% 98 $26,676
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 0.3% 176 $27,664
Construction 2.0% 1,073 $41,694
Educational Services 0.2% 112 $30,836
Finance & Insurance 1.2% 650 $43,992
Health Care & Social Assistance 8.9% 4,874 $55,172
Information 0.4% 218 $34,164
Management of Companies, Enterprises 1.2% 645 $79,508
Manufacturing 33.0% 18,028 $47,632
Mining 0.1% 63 $60,424
Other Services Ex. Public Admin 1.5% 815 $34,788
Professional & Technical Services 4.7% 2,580 $73,476
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 0.6% 313 $41,756
Retail Trade 13.2% 7,242 $23,504
Transportation & Warehousing 7.1% 3,870 $38,792
Utilities 0.3% 162 $71,062
Wholesale Trade 7.0% 3,608 $42,380

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Largest Industry Employers

Name Employees
Shaw Industries, Inc 7,517
Mohawk Industries 6,015
Beaulieu Group 2,056
Engineered Floors, LLC 750
SHIROKI North America, Inc. 705
J+J Flooring Group 665
Durkan Hospitality/ Division of Mohawk 450
Cherokee Carpet 400
Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. 350
Oriental Weavers USA, Inc. 325
Garland Sales, Inc. 300
IVC U.S., Inc. 200
Global Textile Services 125
Georgia Carpet Finishers, Inc. 113
Phenix Flooring, LLC 110
Lyle Industries 97
US Floors, Inc. 92
Signature Hospitality Carpets Inc. 90
Dorsett Industries, Inc. 80

Source: Individual Companies, last updated January 2016

 

Largest Non-Industry Employers

Name Employees
Whitfield County Schools 1,500
Hamilton Medical Center 1,059
Dalton Public Schools 800
Whitfield County  551
Windstream Communications 450
Wal-Mart- Walnut Avenue 450
City of Dalton 367
Hospice of Chattanooga 350
Highland Rivers Center 350
Dalton Utilities 315
Goodwill Industries 306
Wal-Mart- Shugart Road 300
Carpets of Dalton, Inc. 240
NPC South, Inc. 170
The Andersen Company 150
North Georgia Health District 150
BB&T 130
Northwest Whitfield High School 127
Whitfield County Health Department 124
Goulston Technologies, Inc. 120
 
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