Shaw (Dalton) looking for Java Developers and more..

From: Mike Harrison 

Job postings, Linux-ish.

Looks like Shaw is gearing back up in Dalton and looking for Java talent
and some general IT people.

Also a web developer....

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Always have to wonder who lets HR write job descriptions... Web Developer ... Knowledge of web development tools - ..., Adobe InDesign InDesign is a great program.. for printed stuff. I wonder if they ask for ceiling tile certifications for their carpeting engineers...

=============================================================== From: William Roush ------------------------------------------------------ There is a slight exception here: I get all of my web site layouts in Adobe Photoshop format, I wouldn't be surprised to get them in InDesign... We usually then have a 3rd party go from PSD -> HTML, but I refuse to let them do that to my projects, we always get garbage HTML/CSS code. So having Photoshop experience allows me to have a quicker and higher quality turn around. So it's possible someone from marketing is designing site layouts in InDesign, kind of a dumb software choice but wouldn't be surprised. William Roush

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Shaw does a lot of high quality print work, it's probably a standard tool that experience with would be useful. In a lot of places like this, there is overlap with the other advertising media people and you might even work in other mediums. I gotta plug though: After what I've heard about what Bob Shaw is doing in Dalton, my next carpet (probably not for a long time) will be a Shaw "made in USA" carpet.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Bob Shaw hasn't owned Shaw carpets in a long time. he sold out to Berkshire Hathaway back in 2001. Bob Shaw has recently started a new company called Engineered Floors and is building new plants in the Dalton Calhoun areas. From what I gather he is targeting segments of the market that are not fully covered by Mohawk or Shaw. The competitve advantage he is using is that he is building brand new mills and developing new machines that can make product much faster and much more automated, requiring less labor thereby lowering his costs. Most of the stuff Mohawk and Shaw are using are machines that are 30 years old. Source: I've been working in Dalton and the floor covering industry for about 15 years

=============================================================== From: William Roush ------------------------------------------------------ Ah that would make a lot more sense, though I'd figure you'd have the marketing dept taking those InDesign docs and converting them to something a little more web-design friendly as opposed to asking a web developer to have experience in print design software. William Roush

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ Please let us know when we can purchase black-light carpet with Tux penguins all over it. seriously. I want some for my den and Mike needs some for his new shaggin wagon :) ------------------------------

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ You are correct, my mistake about that it was as "Shaw" it is "Engineered Floors". I must have heard it wrong..

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I will also say that even though its "Made in the USA", the product Engineered Floors is making will primarily be made with undocumented workers and not US Citizens. Bob Shaw was notorious for stsarting the trend, and I don't see him changing any time soon. If you will noticed Engineered Florrs is incorporated as an LLC which has alot less reporting requirments than an S Tye corporation. I also imagine he will keep those shares private, and there will not be any public offering. It's easier to "hide" the type of business that he used to do. I am not a fan of Mr. Shaw, by any stretch of the imagination.