DALTON, GA — Shaw Industries will invest $17 million to build a new Evergreen recycling plant in Ringgold, GA, according to a press release.

The investment would create at least 70 new full-time jobs as the company expands its recycling program, the release stated.

According to the release, the facility will be operational in 2015 and will be located in what was previously Shaw Plant 37 — a rug distribution center.

"Evergreen Ringgold expands our efforts to keep end-of-use carpet out of landfills," saidPaul Murray, Shaw vice president of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs.

Shaw said that 64 percent of the products the company sells are Cradle to Cradle certified, and Shaw has committed to 100 percent of its products being designed to Cradle to Cradle protocols by 2030, the release noted.

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