Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority | 100 S. Hamilton St | Dalton, GA 30720 | P: 706-278-7373 | F: 706-226-8739 E: EDinfo@daltonchamber.org

Major Employers

 

Dalton is the proud home of over 30 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 recognized 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, 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 6,639
Mohawk Industries 3,970
Engineered Floors, LLC/J+J Flooring Group 3,597
Tarkett 1,182
Q CELLS 600
Durkan Hospitality/ Division of Mohawk 363
IVC U.S., Inc. 446
SHIROKI North America, Inc. 425
Garland Sales, Inc. 375
Phenix Flooring, LLC 370
US Floors, Inc. 341
Dalton Utilities 315
Lyle Industries 150
Cherokee Carpet 137
Dorsett Industries, Inc. 127
Global Textile Services 50

Source: Individual Companies, last updated July 2018

 

Largest Non-Industry Employers

Name Employees
Whitfield County Schools 1,626
Hamilton Medical Center 2,545
Dalton Public Schools 995
Whitfield County  685
City of Dalton 664
Wal-Mart- Walnut Avenue 350
Wal-Mart- Shugart Road 297
The Andersen Company 250
Windstream Communications 175
North Georgia Health District 167
Highland Rivers Center 145
Carpets of Dalton, Inc. 147
Whitfield County Health Department 143
BB&T 54
Hospice of Chattanooga 23

Source: Individual Companies, last updated July 2018


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