Dalton, GA, October 13, 2017-Shaw has completed the purchase of Tricycle, Inc., a technology innovator supporting the commercial interiors business.

The acquisition will enable Shaw’s commercial business to lead the industry in carpet sampling simulation and digital tools.

Tricycle produces digital carpet samples for major floorcovering manufacturers. Founded in 2002 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tricycle was a pioneer in developing paper simulations to be used in early stages of the specification process as a substitute for actual carpet samples, for waste reduction as well as cost-savings. The company helps commercial interiors manufacturers, interior designers and architects work more efficiently and produce less sample waste. Tricycle’s award winning technology leads the industry in simulated carpet sampling, innovative digital tools, and the expertise to automate the manufacturing process.

Tricycle will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary and operate independently, serving the commercial flooring industry. The team of eighteen associates will continue to be led by CEO Aern Hetem, from its headquarters in Chattanoooga.