(two years after buying J&J), to create the third biggest carpet maker just eight years after
Bob Shaw started the company.
Mohawk buys Beaulieu plant in Bridgeport, Ala., saving 300 jobs slated to be lost with the plant closing in the first quarter of the year.
Catholic Health Initiatives
(CHI), parent of Memorial hospital, merges with Dignity Health to create a single Catholic health system comprising 139 hospitals across 28 states.
Shaw Industries buys the Anderson Family of Companies based in Clinton, S.C.
SmartBank buys Capstone Bank for $84.8 million and Southern Community Bank for $31.8 million.
Kordsa North America buys Invista plant in Hixson, formerly operated by DuPont.