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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 6,639
Mohawk Industries 3,970
Engineered Floors, LLC/J+J Flooring Group 3,597
Marketing Alliance 1,223
Tarkett 1,182
Brown Industries 450
SHIROKI North America, Inc. 385
Phenix Flooring, LLC 370
Durkan Hospitality/Division of Mohawk 363
Garland Sales, Inc. 250
Cherokee Carpet 180
Lyle Industries 150
Dorsett Industries, Inc. 147
Challenger Turf, Inc. 100

Source: Individual Companies, last updated July 2019


Largest Non-Manufacturing Employers

Name   Employees
Hamilton Medical Center   2,545
Whitfield County Schools   1,844
Dalton Public Schools   995
Whitfield County    819
City of Dalton   664
Wal-Mart- Walnut Avenue   326
Dalton Utilities   315
Wal-Mart- Shugart Road   276
The Andersen Company   250
Windstream Communications   175
North Georgia Health District   167
Highland Rivers Center   145
Whitfield County Health Department   143

Source: Individual Companies, last updated July 2019


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