Following a 40-year career at Shaw Industries in Dalton, Bill Barron, vice president of manufacturing, is retiring at the end of the year. Serving in a number of managerial and technical positions through the years, Barron has been instrumental in Shaw’s growth and success
After a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, Barron began his Shaw career with Shaw’s Philadelphia Carpets in Cartersville, working with Arthur Anderson company to establish a cost system for manufacturing operations. This project signaled the beginning of Shaw’s industrial engineering operations
Barron was brought to Dalton in 1977 as director of carpet manufacturing at the time the Dalton and Cartersville operations were merged. In 1992, he was promoted to vice president of manufacturing which he has held until his retirement.