Here We Grow
A press release regarding the purchase
states, "MaDex Associates, Inc. & River Run
Logistics, Inc., transportation companies
both located in Trenton GA announce that
they have completed the purchase of the
Shaw Industries building on North Main
Street in Trenton . The purchase puts back
into use a building that has been primarily
dormant and unoccupied since 2006. The
factory was built in 1969, and consists of
190,000 square feet of warehouse & offices ,
sitting on 19 acres. It opened in 1969 and
operated under the name Evans Cork
Company (originally) then Evans & Black, and
then later purchased by Shaw Industries, Inc.
of Dalton GA. It was a vital part of the Shaw
expansion in the 1990's as the location was a
primary provider of polyester fiber converted
into yarn for use at many of the Shaw
Industries carpet manufacturing plants
across North Georgia. - Story cited from KWNTV/ The Mountain- Valley Independent
Nathan Wooten, Owner and CEO of both companies commented "The acquisition of the Shaw Building will allow our companies to expand our footprint from Trucking and Intermodal Transportation into Warehousing and re-distribution of our customers products all across the United States and Canada. Trenton is located ideally within 2 hours of 4 major southeast cities and within a 12 hour (overnight by truck) drive of over 120 million people. From a transportation perspective, our clients can reach a significant portion of their customers over night from right here in Trenton GA. We are in the perfect location to be a major player in the warehousing and re-distribution business, while Hopefully being able to create a few jobs for Dade Countians along the way."
Wooten also stated that "Currently there are many options available to us with strategic partners in other industries in regards to use of the old Factory, so whether we utilize the entire facility, or only part of it, some new carpet and a little paint will make the building a viable part of the community once again, in a BIG WAY."