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Major Employers


Dalton-Whitfield County in Northwest Georgia sits just outside major markets like Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN located on I-75.  Dalton is the Floor Covering Capital of the World and also home to data centers, companies that make automotive parts, solar panels, chemicals, plastics, and many other industries. The Greater Dalton community invests in our talent pipeline to provide the skilled workers that today’s manufacturers need.  Dalton is a place to thrive and prosper and we are ready to build the future.   

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. and Engineered Floors.




Largest Manufacturing Employers

Name Employees
Shaw Industries, Inc./U.S. Floors 6,133
Mohawk Industries 4,172
Engineered Floors, LLC/J+J Flooring Group 3,600
Q cells 1,800
Tarkett 1,182
Marketing Alliance 650
SHIROKI North America, Inc. 385
Phenix Flooring, LLC/Division of Mannington 365
Durkan Hospitality/Division of Mohawk 363
Garland Sales, Inc. 250
Lyle Industries 250
Cherokee Carpet 165
Dorsett Industries, Inc. 129
Challenger Turf, Inc. 100

Source: Individual Companies, last updated June 2023


Largest Non-Manufacturing Employers

Name                                  Employees
Whitfield County Schools         1,899
Hamilton Medical Center   1,763
Dalton Public Schools   970
Whitfield County    707
City of Dalton   675
Wal-Mart- Walnut Avenue   326
Dalton Utilities   309
Wal-Mart- Shugart Road   276
The Andersen Company   250
North Georgia Health District    186
Windstream Communications   175
Highland Rivers Center   157

Source: Individual Companies, last updated June 2021


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