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 Sherwin-Williams First Vendor Green Steps Award Presented to Shaw

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January 24, 2008

Sherwin-Williams First Vendor Green Steps Award Presented to Shaw

Dalton, Ga. - January 24, 2008 - Shaw Industries received the first ever Vendor Green Steps Award from Sherwin-Williams on January 15. The award was presented to Shaw's national accounts team and environmental team including Floyd Kyzer, Don Travis, Rick Ramirez and John Bradshaw at the Sherwin-Williams 2008 Sales Meeting and Vendor Show. The new award recognizes Shaw's efforts in recycling post-consumer carpet, development of sustainable products and continuous improvements in energy conservation.

"Shaw's admirable and aggressive green efforts have set an industry standard for sustainability," said Pete Sedlak, vice president of marketing and purchasing for Sherwin-Williams. "It was an honor to present Shaw with the first Vendor Green Steps Award. Sherwin-Williams is proud to partner with a company that is committed to doing the right thing by lessening the environmental footprint of their manufacturing processes and offering sustainable products to the consumer."

While environmental awareness is clearly a trend today, Shaw has been working for years on innovative ways of reducing waste, improving manufacturing processes, preserving natural resources and offering eco-friendly products to the marketplace. "This award recognizes Shaw as the leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship. We've come a long way in environmental development and it's extremely gratifying when one of our customers recognizes the real environmental progress that Shaw has made," said Floyd Kyzer, Shaw's national account director.

The Shaw Green Edge? is an umbrella term that encompasses the hundreds of environmental initiatives that have been implemented and will continue to be developed throughout the company that have positive environmental, economic and social impacts.

About Shaw
Shaw Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world's largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider with more than $5 billion in annual sales and approximately 31,000 associates. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., the company manufactures and distributes carpeting, rugs, hardwood, laminate and ceramic tile for residential and commercial applications worldwide. A recognized leader in environmental stewardship, Shaw has implemented hundreds of sustainability initiatives and cradle to cradle design solutions, collectively termed the Shaw Green Edge. For more information, visit

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