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Business and Industry in Dalton

Dalton is the proud home of over 29 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 Industries, Beaulieu Group and Engineered Floors.

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 6,593
Mohawk Industries 4,100
Engineered Floors, LLC/J+J Flooring Group 3,100
Beaulieu Group 2,000
Tandus Centiva 1,182
Durkan Hospitality/ Division of Mohawk 501
IVC U.S., Inc. 446
SHIROKI North America, Inc. 425
Garland Sales, Inc. 375
Phenix Fooring, LLC 360
US Floors, Inc. 341
Dalton Utilites 311
Lyle Industries 146
Cherokee Carpet 137
Dorsett Industries, Inc. 127
Global Textile Services 50

Source: Individual Companies, last updated July 2017

 

Largest Non-Industry Employers

Name Employees
Whitfield County Schools 1,626
Hamilton Medical Center 1,300
Dalton Public Schools 978
Whitfield County  685
City of Dalton 535
Goodwill Industries 420
Wal-Mart- Walnut Avenue 350
Wal-Mart- Shugart Road 297
North Georgia Health District 284
The Andersen Company 250
Highland Rivers Center 180
Windstream Communications 168
Carpets of Dalton, Inc. 147
Northwest Whitfield High School 101
Whitfield County Health Department 82
BB&T 55
Hospice of Chattanooga 23

Source: Individual Companies, last updated July 2017

 
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