Engineered Floors Ranked Top Carpet Manufacturer on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity List

Dalton, Ga. (Feb. 18, 2019) – Forbes has recognized Engineered Floors as one of the “Best Employers for Diversity” as well as the number one carpet manufacturer for diversity.

The employers on the list were selected as the result of an independent survey in which over 50,000 employees, working at companies with at least 1,000 employees, were surveyed on their employers as well as other employers within the same industry. Employees gave their opinions on how their employers handle topics such as age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+, and general diversity.

“The growth and continued success of Engineered Floors would not have been possible without our talented and dedicated associates. Since our humble beginnings, we have cultivated an environment of diversity and inclusion. We embrace the responsibility as one of the leading employers in North Georgia and fully recognize the importance of having a diverse workforce and the impact it will have on our future success,” said Louis Fordham, vice president human resources. Bob Shaw, founder, and CEO added, “People always make the difference, and I thank our employees for their dedication.” The recognition includes the J+J and EF Contract workforce as well, “It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts in encouraging diversity. We believe that diversity in the workplace is a competitive advantage,” remarked James Lesslie, president of commercial.

Engineered Floors will continue to make diversity practices a vital component of the company’s organizational goals. Innovation is a cornerstone for the company, and that wouldn’t be possible without a diverse workforce.

About Engineered Floors

Founded in 2009 by Robert E. Shaw, Engineered Floors, LLC is a privately held carpet manufacturer based in   Dalton, GA. The company serves multiple markets including retailers under the Dream Weaver® brand, Dwellings® for new home construction, Engineered Floors Multifamily for the multifamily market, and Pentz® Commercial Flooring Solutions for the Main Street Commercial market. Serving the Specified Commercial Market, the company operates the J+J Flooring Group and EF Contract divisions. The company operates four manufacturing facilities in North Georgia, including the largest, most modern carpet mill in the world. To learn more visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.